Clearing The Ranch

The Ranch in Casa Colorado has been cleared of brush and trees over a period of years in preparation for planting. The cleared brush was stacked in huge piles over the entire area. When the time was right a day was picked for a masive burn.
IMG 2297  The Ranch in Casa Colorado has been cleared of brush and trees over a period of years in preparation for planting. After most brush was cleared it was used to graze cattle on natural vegetation. The cleared brush was stacked in huge piles over the entire area. When the time was right the cattle were moved and a day was picked for a masive burn. A Firebreak was carved around the ranch as fires were started on the South end. This was supposed to be a controlled burn but a dead tree next to the road caught fire and couldn't be put out with the spray rig (AKA, Red Fire Truck). Mark called the fire department to help put it out and five trucks showed up. The piles are the result of a couple years of clearing on several hundred acres. After the ranch leveling took place over much of the summer the area was planted in Tritacalia and Rye. The first irrigation was a complete success. IMG 2204  Marie and anotyer supervisor watching the burn preparation. IMG 2214  Mark Garcia discing  to create a fire barrier. IMG 2228  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2223  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2224  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire.
IMG 2227  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2234 IMG 2236 IMG 2238  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2246 IMG 2247  Mark Garcia  watching the fire.
IMG 2253 IMG 2255  Mark Garcia and  his  sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2259 IMG 2260  Mark Garcia and, sister Marie Garcia Shaffner and Casey Garcia watching the fire. IMG 2261  Mark Garcia and, sister Marie Garcia Shaffner and Casey Garcia watching the fire. IMG 2262  Mark Garcia and, sister Marie Garcia Shaffner and Casey Garcia watching the fire.
IMG 2263  Mark Garcia and, sister Marie Garcia Shaffner and Casey Garcia watching the fire. IMG 2267  Mark Garcia and, sister his sister Marie Garcia Shaffner watching the fire. IMG 2268 IMG 2219 IMG 2212 IMG 2211
IMG 2203  Fire supervisors. IMG 2210 IMG 2205 IMG 2209  Mark Garcia discing a fire barrier. IMG 2270  Mark Garcia talking to the fire supervisors. IMG 2277  Marie, Casey and Mark.
IMG 2272  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Lindy Garcia and Mark Garcia. IMG 2273 IMG 2283 IMG 2285 IMG 2286 IMG 2292
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IMG 2312 IMG 2316 IMG 2318  Mark garcia Shaffner in he Back Hoe pulling down a burned dead tree, IMG 2322 IMG 2324 IMG 2325
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IMG 2346 IMG 2349  The fire department arrived to help put out the burning tree. IMG 2354 IMG 2353 IMG 2357 IMG 2361  Marie Garcia Shaffner headed back to the truck to leave.
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