This was our only workday of the weekend, a busy, productive one. Chain sawyers from Atrium Landscape provided the cutting, and our volunteers dragged and burned. I counted at least six big brush piles burning by 1:00 p.m., and there might have been more with a small group staying well into the afternoon.
Thinning basswood was one focus of the day. Basswood; it's soft, making it easy to lop thicker branches, making you think you're stronger than you actually are. Doesn't burn readily, though. Maybe it's high moisture content, but it sure takes a while to get it going. Give me catalpa any day!
First time this season we've had enough snow for X-C skiing. While the trails at Sagawau are open, I've typically go to Swallow Cliff, or Spears/Country Lane Woods to get my fix. I also have Lake Katherine which is closest. Loving it!