...I say 'light up'! Now that may have been a simple matter in days gone by...not so anymore. We may be farming, but happen to live in what is now a very urban area...and people aren't all that thrilled with smoke production in their neighbourhood. There is a total burning ban in our area for most of the year. However, for those who live on a farm...and wish to fork out the $25 for a burning permit...open air burning is permitted during October and November...providing the air quality index is good.
So today was the day...and our eye-sore went up in smoke! I was actually quite thankful for that smokey smell...since there were other far more unpleasant odours being produced in and about the farmyard today. The pits need to be emptied before winter...what can I say!
I spent my day preparing for the winter season as well...washing and storing patio furniture, cleaning windows, and retiring my patio planters for the season. It was absolutely gorgeous out..too warm to suspect that winter is around the corner!
I took many grape breaks...gotta love those sweet grapes at this time of the year.
And the raspberries have no clue that summer is over...they are still producing a bountiful harvest.
As the sun was sinking in the west...I noticed our fire over at the barn was still a-smoking. I'm sure there's a good reason we can't burn year-round...but I'm glad they are still allowing us to smoke a wee bit!