Forest Fires Staying Away and Fire Prevention in the Yard

Wednesday October 11, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Working in the yard day

I was slow getting it going today. Around noon I was finally up for the day.

But what to do today. The wind was up and no one knew for sure which way it would blow all the fires around here, so maybe I should stay home.

Stayed home just in case

So that’s what I did. Later in the day I finally went out to work on removing all these redwood tree leaves which I sweep off the roof last week. They are a very bad fire hazard if a forest fire comes through this area, so I needed to rake it all up and remove it to my garden area where I will use it for mulch.

Hauling Redwood tree leaves

Here’s the full wheelbarrow ready to move across the yard to the garden. To the left is a creek that there isn’t much I can do with.redwoodleaf

 

More work than I thought

I’m getting it, but I now realize this is going to take me more time to really clean up the fire hazard in this area.leaf

 

Garden mulch

I hauled the mulch over to the garden area where I stored it for later use.garden

 

I did about six loads and still have  more to do, maybe tomorrow as it needs to be done if one of those fires was to come this way.

Fires staying away

So far the fires are not coming my way, but when one lives in a forest, forest fires can be very concerning.

There have been some strong winds that have fanned the fires and also knocked more leaves out of the trees which puts more fuel on the ground around the house so I have some more work to do.

That was my day.

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One Response to Forest Fires Staying Away and Fire Prevention in the Yard

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    Every part of the country seems to have their own variety of hazards. These are things we can’t control and can only prepare in the best way possible. I hope you are prepping for no reason, if you get my drift. The mulch will be useful in the garden.

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