On this farm there is no shortage of material that needs to be burned. A few chicken coops worth of plywood and 2x4s, an entire "garden" fence made out of sticks, a drain field full of knot weed, ten truckloads of branches from trimming the roadway, and an entertainment center all made their way into the fire.
A quick discussion about the cost vs. benefit of adding more nails and metal debris to the burn piles from Ted (already strewn with metal) and we threw out the idea of removing every nail prior to burning. This action alone saved us days of labor.
The fire was accelerated quickly with the addition of a few fluids that needed to be disposed of, and we felt it did the rural zone proud.