I’m glad we did a thorough ranch beautification last fall once the grass and brush quit growing because dry vegetation makes an excellent fuel source for fire.
So, for safety against fire and to eliminate breeding grounds for flies and mice, we mow at least a 30’ perimeter around all of our buildings. But who would have ever thought fire season would start in February and March?
The fires have been mostly in the Boulder, Colorado area, west of Denver, but this past weekend there was one near Fort Collins which is about 40 miles south of us – too close for comfort.
Take the time – ahead of time – to prepare your property for the eventuality of fire. Refer to Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage for more fire prevention information.