He's always very careful to pay attention to which way the wind is blowing. It's kind of important.
This native grass burns fast...and HOT!
His dad is following in Ted's truck putting out the fire that is going against the wind. That keeps us from inadvertently burning the woods down. (Ted's dad likes trees...that's another story.)
Did I mention that this is really HOT? (It's hot!)
This is the "big hose" that Ted uses to help put out the fire. Huh huh! I said "big hose." (It's basically an electric squirt gun.)
Sometimes, the wrong thing happens! The wind did NOT cooperate. It switched directions! This would be an "Oh crap!" moment... Ted's dad is on the wrong side...
Then he'll drive between the fires and tackle it that way. (Did I mention that this is Ted's truck? Hmmm....)
Ted hops out of the Gator and I follow him snapping pictures while trying to remember to not run over him.