Brush burning at the Frohloff Farm – Second event of ‘Outdoors in the East Quabbin’

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The thick snow held off until late afternoon. Perfect timing to help put out the brush fires, and made picking up brush possible throughout much of the day. Three big brush fires were burned, sections of stone walls were cleared, and brush piles were made ready for next year! We give a hearty thanks to the thirty odd volunteers that helped throughout the day – including a large crew from Quabbin Regional High School. Believe it or not, everyone had fun too!!

Here is one of the piles as the fire was getting started.
The first wafts of smoke are visible as volunteers cut smaller brush, mostly invasive buchthorn plants.











After a full day of hauling and burning brush the group settled into roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. The snow was just starting to stick in earnest.
The stone walls still had sections of sheep fencing and barbed wire in places that were removed to make way for new fencing when needed.