You must have more wood than is apparent in the pictures to be throwing that into a burn pile.
Unfortunately most of those logs have been on the ground for years and are rotten inside. I really wish it was good firewood. That burn pile is really bigger than it looks. It’s about 15’ in diameter and 15’ tall.You must have more wood than is apparent in the pictures to be throwing that into a burn pile.
I’ve added two partial scoops from a 3-1/2 yard bucket to this pile since this picLooks like you have a nice mix of timber. I see Incense Cedar, Ponderosa Pine,
Not too much different looking than my house
I lite the pile and it took off. To keep it calmed down I drenched the inside coals but at times due to the dry wood and size of the pile it was hard to keep it controlled. Flames were shooting 30’ in the air. About an hour of soaking the pile with water and it shrunk enough that I could relax. .
The biggest reason I wanted to burn before snow was the center burns out but leaves everything on the sides and needs to be burned again. That happened last winter to us. I said not again.That’s why I’m waiting for snow, it significantly slows the fire down. I also had a fire get way beyond my comfort level, last May. I had a borrowed 500 gallon water trailer with pump and hose. I kept the water on the pile until the fire calmed down. I burned a pile last January, and it was much slower progressing. Also I don’t have the option of borrowing the water trailer this time of year, they’ve already winterized. They’re higher elevation than us.
There’s 21 minutes from first picture to last picture.
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Yeah. I was talking about the pic from further away. Looked like there was deeper snow. It’s so hard to tell. This was my first year burning slash with Travis in 2’ of snow. The limbs under the snow were frozen in and solid and just burned the centers out. Even with the mini excavator it was pointless chipping the slash free.The heat was melting it.