This is the best time of the year for nature’s helping hand in clearing the last of the pines for the big burn. Autumn is stripping the trees of burnable foliage and Mama Deere, Baby, my helper David and I are doing the rest. A couple of friends have volunteered days and weeks of trimming, clipping and hauling to get us this far. I am getting more excited about the conservation area that this small forest will soon be. Deer, armadillo, hawk and turkeys are already here but we are hoping for an increase in the overall population.