The first load of ash was from the fire pit.
We scooped up what we could and loaded it in the bed of the Ranger.
The big area was much more of a challenge. Scott scraped the surface with a hoe, creating little hills of ash for me to scoop up.
I lost track but I think we took 7 loads of ash to the east dump site.
I didn't realize how much work it was until Sunday morning when I woke up with my shoulders and back throbbing. Boo Hoo! Old ladies really shouldn't be forced into servitude like this!
The final pile of ashes.
This area on the northeast edge of our property is a huge dump site full of felled trees, old tires, broken windows and who knows what all. We plan to hire someone with a front-end loader some day to haul it all away. Any volunteers?
With the ash removed, Scott was free to harrow.
He smoothed the area to prepare it for seed.
Now we just need nature to take over:
sunshine + rain = green grass.
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