Last night I was hovering over my 55 gal drum as flames shoot into the air. The heat was intense as dry tumbleweeds burst into flame. For about two hours I stuffed tumbleweed after tumbleweed into the conflagration as they joined in the sacrificial flames of night.........I really enjoyed it. It is a great yearly ritual. Every year I get thousands of tumbleweeds in my yard with the wind. They end up burning in the drum. I have about 10 inches of ash in the bottom of the drum this AM.
It makes a beatiful green "celadon-like" transparent glaze with custer feldspar or granite dust at cone 6 oxidation...
I am willing to give away some of this Great resource of the SouthWest to anyone who might want to try it out. If interested, drop me a E-mail. Otherwise, I wil continue to stock pile.