Burning is hard work, especially when everything is green, cut only in November. Saturday, I got up before dawn and ignited the first of the big piles, with the help of a neighbor who worked for years as a logger. We used kerosene to light a hay bale and his Christmas tree, got a hot spot started, and then I cut and moved green wood into the belly of the beast for 12 hours without a break. Got it done, but it was brutal labor. Glad I wore all cotton instead of the usual capilene and synthetics -- one ember landed on my neck, resulting in a small second degree burn and a brief period of shock!