Wilden Marsh volunteers Christmas workday

Heavy rain was falling when I awoke, but by 10 am we had wall-to-wall sunshine. There was an excellent turnout today.
By midday, the roaring brash fire we built was voraciously devouring soaking wet greenwood as fast as we were able to feed it. By 2 pm thee large, brash piles, built-up over previous workdays, were burnt to ash. We had seven people working solely on fire-loading duty by early afternoon, and other volunteers continued with brash clearing using bowsaws, loppers and slashers. Both teams thoroughly enjoyed their day working on the marsh and said they would return for the end of January workday.
I moved the cattle out of North Pasture late afternoon to prevent them eating and rolling in hot ashes.
A thick blanket of snow covers the marsh this morning.

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