I had some daylight left, so I decided to see how far I could get on another thing on my to-do list before winter. Some clean up of the pile of larger wood, by the fire pit. We may not have been able to use the fire pit over the summer, due to fire bans … Continue reading Winterizing: wood for the fire pit
With the recent rains and the cooler temperatures, I decided it was time to figure out how to burn the rotten wood I had cleared out of the old wood pile. I had a bit of a conundrum. The burn barrel was full, along with a bin beside it, but I didn't want to use … Continue reading Temporary
Today, I finally went through the yard to pick up the winter's fallen branches. I got three wheel barrows full. One of them was just branches from under the willow tree in the south yard. Another was almost entirely from the ancient willow in the maple grove. Rather than adding to the piles all over … Continue reading Back to work (and update)
We had our cookout yesterday, but of course, things didn't work out as planned! To do the foil cooking, knowing it would take a while, I started the fire about an hour earlier than we were expecting our company, to get it burned down to coals before they arrived. Then I found out they weren't … Continue reading Foil packet fire pit cooking – not quite as planned!
I am really looking forward to our cookout this afternoon, and have been doing some preparations for things beyond hot dogs and corn dogs. 🙂 I've got 4 foil packets now sitting, ready and waiting, allowing several hours for the seasonings to work their magic. Here is the first one I made up. The base … Continue reading Foil packet fire pit cooking: preparations
I was thinking of things to do for the cookout we have planned on the weekend. Being such a warm day today (we're hovering around 0C), I wanted to do some more to prepare the fire pit area. I figured we may as well try something new, while I was at it! While looking for … Continue reading Fire pit tester
I was able to head out and work on the fire pit area, including getting a fire going to clear the pit out for a future cook out. I ended up being out there for about 2 hours! After getting as much snow out of it as I could with it full of wood, I … Continue reading Prepping the fire pit
Smoke funneled through the old ants nest in a tree trunk. The Re-Farmer
Last night, we decided to take advantage of the lovely evening, and have our first wiener roast of the year! 😀 When I was a kid, we used to have these quite often. I would go into the bush with a machete-type knife (we even found it while packing away my parents' stuff!) and cut … Continue reading First Wiener Roast of the year!
Another wonderful day of yard clean up today! And a photo heavy post to show for it. 😀 After all the clearing I did yesterday, we had a lot of wood to breakdown and move out. The rain was holding off, so my younger daughter and I started on the big pile. As I was … Continue reading West Yard; fire pit area clean up