Breezy mornings with rain aren't the most inviting. Magically, the rain halted just as our sole chain sawyer arrived - how DOES this happen?
So we traipsed out to a brushy area near the big ravine and commenced cutting - more accurately, Kevin commenced cutting. He was a beast with his saw, hacking honeysuckles big and small and leaving plenty for the remaining half-dozen volunteers to haul and burn.
The fire had a smoky start, then it was fine. Work gloves got soaked but we otherwise remained dry throughout the morning. And when we walked away we left a big, open area previously covered with honeysuckle, little red berries still dangling from many a branch.
A tip of the hat to the other Kevin who joined us, from Oak Lawn H.S. He finished his requisite service hours for the term, and we appreciate all the help he's given us in recent weeks!
Cap Sauers Holding on Sunday, December 1 was canceled due to rain and wet terrain- we'll return on the first Sunday in January to tackle the frog pond project noted in last week's email.