Up in smoke

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Linda, Rod and Jeff starting to haul brush to start the burning

Two large brush piles went up in smoke on Saturday as dedicated volunteers feed the flames at Indian Rock in Barre. Many thanks to Linda and Rod Leehy, Jeff Smith, Susan Lincoln and Cynthia Henshaw. The view to the east provides an unobstructed look at Mount Wachusett, including the two wind turbines generating electricity for the Town of Princeton.

Past work days had cleared a large area around the glacial erratic and generated  six large brush piles. We tackled the two closest to Indian Rock and left the others for future burn days. It was a beautiful, sunny day with just enough wind to help fan the flames. Of course that meant that there were some loose embers drifting down to scorch clothes and sizzle hair. Wearing old work clothes is a must for burning brush!