Monday, 21 March 2011
Suffering from Wind
A week ago I sat here, absolutely knackered, and declared that the heather burning was jiggered for a good while.
The remainder of last week was spent catching up on other stuff. We checked some fences; caught up with our stoat traps; hell, we were even out on the snowbikes on Friday. (We were out on the high, far ground looking for foxes. One was spotted, but it wisnae gotted.)
But the snow took a huge shift over the weekend and we were back to burning heather today. Unfortunately, none of the forecasts I saw made ANY reference to the GALES that we were to experience.
Our trainee and I went off to this really rough, steep, heathery face and chased fires all day. And guess what. I'm absolutely knackered.