We had a crew of 6 people - me, Dad, my sister and brother, grandpa and our neighbor. We all had a great time and it feels so good to have that done!
Our neighbor brought his big Kabota tractor to make borders for the fire so that it didn't spread to somewhere we didn't want it to be. Me and Caleb (my brother) also went ahead of the tractor picking up rocks and throwing them in the bucket - and then we used those rocks to build a dam for Caleb's muskrat pond for trapping.
|Hannah having a great time!|
|Dad with his torch lighting fires|
|Caleb hiding from the camera|
While Caleb was taking a break, he layed down in a big rut the tractor made and he was talking to me when he suddenly jumped up and started brushing himself off frantically! Apparently he had layed on a fire ant hill! Ouch! :) Sorry, no pictures of the jumping up and down.
|Burning the cattails|
My Grandma said that you could see the smoke from the other side of the valley!
|Me with Hannah riding piggy-back|
It was a very satisfying day and we all slept good that night!