Tag Archives: fire pit

Love this spot


I love being out here.

One of my favorite places.

No Foolin Fire


Happy April Fools Day from one of my favorite spots

Pre-Work Work

The twins and I got outside this morning for a little yard work. There’s a lot of snow here and the ground is still very much frozen, but we collected enough sticks, fallen branches, twigs, and brush to get a nice fire going.

Twin teamwork

Twin teamwork



















Some Roads Must Remain Open

A little snow doesn’t stop us; at least, not for very long. Our 14 year-old was on the ice, Bruins game on the radio, the twins were playing in (as well as eating) the snow, and I was taking care of the fire. The stars were bright in the clear winter sky, and I still love winter.


This path leads to the fire pit. However, due to the snow, the fire pit is quite separated from the rink now.


The fire is going, despite starting it on three or more feet of snow.


The fire dropped a couple of feet into the snow bank, but it is warm and still burning.


Yes, the snow banks on the sides of the rink are between four and five feet deep. That’s not going to stop the hockey.


Another Use For Our Christmas Tree

This afternoon I spent three or so hours outside. It was cold I suppose, it did get up to 24 (F) degrees though. My first goal was to repurpose our Christmas tree which I put outside yesterday. Actually, before I spent any time on the tree I started a fire in the fire pit because I knew there was a chance I’d get chilled. Then I set the tree the way I wanted it, leaning against the oak stumps.

Next I went to our freezer and retrieved the home made suet I made from left over fat from a large ham we had several months ago. I used a bag that formally held some Clementines and placed the suet in the netted bag. Now the suet hangs from the old tree as the tree leans against and old stump. The idea being that the suet will provide food for birds that may otherwise be hard pressed to find food during the winter months.


The fire was warm and helped to take some of the chill out of me

Then the tree itself, it’s needled branches, and the cavity of space along the ground, beneath the lean, will create some shelter for some smaller birds as well. I look forward to seeing some birds out there soon.