Monday, January 23, 2012

OUR FIRST BURN PILE

Burn Pile!
It's our first burn pile.  I know, I know.  For most of you in the country, this is probably a regular occurrence.  For us, in the city obviously we can't have this and even in the country, there has been a burn ban in effect for over a year and no one was able to do any burning at all.  All of the stuff I have cut down and put aside, has just been in a pile for the better part of six months.  Flash forward to this past weekend when 2nd Family came up to the house and did a TON of yard work for us as a surprise and when we got out there, they were just starting the burn pile.  We got to help get it all set up and burning and then we were in charge of stoking it and keeping it going.  As you can see, there was a nice breeze blowing the smoke AWAY from the house...
Burn Pile Closeup
It was kind of exciting, and a mini milestone for us.  It's funny, we stood around for probably 30 minutes just staring at the fire.  What is it about a fire like this that is so primal and fascinating?  Of course, it was a nice cool winter day and the cool breeze and warm heat was awesome.


It also turns out that this is a GREAT location for a fire (on the property) as it's away from trees and away from the house.  So I'm thinking this might be a great place for a DIY ground fire pit that we have in mind.
I'll post more on that later. 


Until then, WE HAVE FIRE!


Woo hoo!

6 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Haha what is it with men and fire. Grunt, ugh fire, ugh...haha

S'A said...

It seems to be the same way at our house. We start a fire and the guys sit around it and stare, mesmerized!

dianefaith said...

One of the first things we did when I bought this house was to dig a fire pit. We dug down a couple of feet, and put in sand, then lined the circle with lo0se stone. The pit has been used over and over again during the last six years, and I never get tired of watching it. Our original intention was wood fires and guitar playing, but I use it mostly for burning leaves and sticks.

1st Man said...

Tonya, you know, now that I think about it, it was me, 2nd Man, and 2nd Family's husband standing around staring at the fire. 2nd Family wife and their daughter stayed at the house. Yep, maybe it's a caveman thing, ha.

1st Man said...

See reply above, LOL! Ditto! Yep, it was just 30 mins of not even really talking, just staring at the fire, poking it occasionally with a stick. ha.

1st Man said...

Hmmm, maybe I should just move those ashes aside, and dig a big hole there. I wanted a small firepit, to put some chairs around, but maybe a bigger diameter hole is needed? I'll have to check it out once we are out there on a more regular basis. I love the fires and guitar idea (though we have some family friends that love to drum). Time will tell I suppose. Glad to know I'm not the only one with this feeling, ha.