Blessed Rain! It's been raining all week and we love it. A good old Humboldt gully washer. The sound cheers the heart as it refreshes the earth and fills the streams. It's a beautiful thing.
It also allowed us to burn our old corrals this week.
You might remember last year when Mark began cutting them up for kindling wood. Our pile of kindling got pretty big so we decided we would pile and burn the rest.
I have to say it was kind of fun. Burn, baby burn!
Having the skid steer made a tiresome job easy. A few sections lifted off as one piece, but most of the wood was really rotten, so we would stack it on the forks and Mark would drive over to one of the 3 fires and dump the load on top.
At times the fire got pretty hot and we were thankful for the rain to protect the barn.
By day's end all the corrals were gone. Now, we begin the planning on the rebuild. We are leaning toward some sort of pipe corral, either welded or portable panels. We love wood, but they don't last too well here in the north coast. Time will tell.