This was our only session of the weekend - two days of rain beginning late Friday forced cancellation of Cap Sauers on Saturday morning. It almost got us on Sunday. The forecast called for scattered showers most of the day, and when I got up at 6:30 am a misty rain was falling. Radar looked fairly promising, so John decided to go ahead and work.
That mist was as bad as it got. By the time I got to the site, at nine, glimpses of blue sky were visible behid a long low bank of clouds. Within a couple hours most of those clouds were gone and we enjoyed the first sunshine in two or three days.
We were a small group, with Joe C. running the chainsaw while John, Jim, and I dragged brush and loaded the fire. Kathy came along and did all the herbiciding, and by noon were had a decent little section rid of honeysuckle.
Last Tuesday volunteers at Sundown Meadow tackled some of the victims of the July tornado that passed through Countryside. Tossing dried, leaf-covered branches on the fire requires extra caution as they flare rapidly. Two pictures below illustrate this phenomenon.