I don't remember that post. It wasn't me who posted it. I do know we had a little fire along the freeway here last summer. It burned up to a fence where cattle had grazed earlier in the year. It stopped there before we got there to stop it. I patrolled the fence line but it made no attempt to move on. Without the grazed off field it was 1/2 a mile to a trailer park. And I don't know if we would have been able to stop it. There is also about an acre of old broken half rotten rail road ties stacked about 5 or 6 feet high. Fire get into that and we would have to stand back and watch it burn.Dave, didn't have a posting last year at this time with a link to a rancher out there that tried to get the government to understand what the problem is? It went into details of where he found critters when the fire had burned right were they were, but because of a previous fire there was no fuel material and the cattle lived in that draw. If so, would you repost that? Thanks.
Exactly how does that work? How do they make more money than logging or grazing by allowing things to burn?You are welcome. Brought to you courtesy of the Bootleg fire in southern Oregon. 400,000 acres of big Ponderosa Pine forest up in smoke with no relieve in sight. The projected control date is October 1. It has been growing by about 40,000 acres a day.
Out here in the west we have a saying. Log it, graze it, or watch it burn. The U.S. Forest Circus makes more money allowing things to burn (fighting fire) than they do from logging or grazing. As a result they have shut down logging and limit grazing more and more every year.
Very few close neighbors. When I was small had more neighbors, but just about all have died off. Thinking back most are dead as my mother is 85 and another neighbor is 90.That's a pretty front porch view jltrent. Are you lucky enough to not have any neighbors living close by ?