When is is filled in, of course!  I don’t know how people can treat their property as a pit to dump trash. . . When we moved here there was this  foot deep by 15 foot wide by 25 foot long hole that had been  dug out of a small hill in the back lot.   Apparently at one time someone thought they would put a root cellar into the side of this “hill”.   But it just ended up filled with stuff.

This picture was taken from above the hole at the top of the hill.


    In this hole was a lot of tree branches, a car bumper, a little girls bicycle, a 55 gallon drum and various other pieces of plastic junk.  Now I know it would take a little time and effort to take these things to the local dump, but it’s not that expensive!  My Mother always said that it doesn’t cost a lot to be clean.  (Doesn’t it scare you when your Mothers voice comes out of your mouth?  I could write an entire blog about that!)

   So anyway back to the subject at hand….this past weekend, we did something about that hole!  After we properly applied for and obtained a burn permit so we could get rid of some of the junk quickly.    Then DH began cleaning up the dead wood and tree branches that littered our land.  He also cut a number of small pines down to allow the remained to grow better.  He filled up the trailer at least twice with trees, leaves and stuff that could be burned.  Neighbor Bob came over to have help.  We couldn’t do a lot of these things without his help.  He’s got a really cool John Deere!



It took a while to get the fire going well, but Bob was up to the task.  He was very good at moving branches and other wood around to get the maximum heat to the fire.  There were a few places where the smoke came up like a chimney through the upper part of the hill like the spot below.  It was odd to see. 


Bob used his fancy tractor to push the sides closer to heat up the fire and we let it burn the rest of the afternoon.   Late that day we used water to finish putting it out.  The next day the tractor came out to play more!  It was close up day….. Look Thomas wants to help!



The hole was filling fast helped by some of the manure and hay that was cleaned up out of the field.   We had a trailer full to add to that hole.  I just hope it doesn’t settle too much and become a sink hole!   


When it was all done, the only way one could tell there had been a hole was that there is no grass there.  


And now there is no more hole!  Ta – Da!