- Bonfires, one of life's primal pleasures.
I’ve been pruning Ivy and other woody stuff from around the garden and built a substantial pile. Murr needed his garden shed moving, so I offered to pick it up for kindling for a big bonfire.
My brother came over with the kids this morning.
Rather than use news paper or diesel to get it going I grabbed a canister blow lamp from the studio. Frustrated with our attempts to get a sufficiently big blaze going quickly enough, Hamish (aged 6) helpfully suggested we just throw the gas canister onto the fire. I can’t imagine where he could have picked up such sound advice from. Hamish, we need to have a man to man talk.
The kids were hoping to toast marshmallows.
There can be few pleasures as primal as lighting huge fires.
Posted 3 years agomudsharkMember
With my work head only slightly illegal
I’ve been aggressively cutting things back this year and have loads of stuff to burn so had a bonfire yesterday hoping not to upset the neighbours. Was worried the overhanging tree might catch light at one point when it really got going but got away with that.Posted 3 years agothepuristSubscriber
On the legal front remember nesting birds are protected too, so you should make sure that whatever your chopping down doesn’t contain anyone’s home before you fire up the chainsaw.
And surely a bonfire isn’t a bonfire until you’ve come back the next morning, poked the embers a bit, thrown on another few logs and brought the whole lot back to it’s former blazing glory.Posted 3 years ago
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