Yesterday I went out to my friend Gabe's ranch in Twickenham to help his family do some prescribed burning. They have some 1000+ acres of land filled with sage, juniper, bunch grass, and other high-desert fauna. Their ranch runs from the scenic John Day River up to the rim rock of Table Mountain. Needless to say, the weather conditions conspired against us. The temperature hovered in the mid 40s and the lack of wind prevented me from getting any sustained fire going. I'm sure Rochelle and Bill are disappointed by my lack of fire abilities!