Friday, November 27, 2009

Bonfire of the Vanities

A bonfire is such fun! Thankfully the fire department did not have to be called for this one.

We had a good bit of wood from cleaning up around the property. The fire was set with pile 1 - the smallest pile. Burn regulations require that piles be 6 feet or less.

We moved wood from the taller pile to the smaller one as it burned away. It sure did get hot around the fire! This photo shows both piles getting pretty small.

We also had a trailer piled high with more wood. Thankfully, help arrived. Linda and Nancy brought Jack and Jonce. Sarah was with us while my sister and brother-in-law went to a wedding in New Orleans. They were all soooooo much help!

Having their help meant that others could settle back for a bit and supervise.

It wasn't all work. We had contests to see who could pull out the longest branch. We roasted marshmallows. Sarah liked hers very well done - charbroiled. The kids still seemed to have lots of energy so they had a few races through the field. By the end of the day, all the wood was gone and everyone smelled like smoke. The adults were pooped. Everyone seemed to have had a good time. It would have taken so much longer without so much help and it sure wouldn't have been as fun.

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