Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fire Pile

Another foggy picture left over from yesterday morning.
Just a short quick 3.2 mile walk for me this morning around both
cemeteries and the ball park loop.
It was 60 degrees and sunny.
Pretty quiet out there on an early Saturday morning.
The only person I saw was Rebecca out walking her dog.

The house the two people are taking down looks like this now.
The porch is gone.
Yesterday there were 4 people working on it.
 This is the daisy garden at the end of my driveway.
They are just starting to bloom.
 Had a short walk this morning because we wanted to get to the new
house early.  My job was to get all the burnable building material burned 
and wanted to do that early when it was still cool out and no wind.
The wind usually picks up here in the afternoon.
It didn't take long to get a nice big fire going.
All the boxes and cardboard that you see in the picture all got thrown
on the pile and there is nothing left of it but ashes.
It took all morning to accomplish.
There was some more building debris and garbage in cans too and
I went through it and took out all the burnable stuff for the fire and the
rest I put in garbage bags. 
Ken took down a tree that was in the front of the driveway and
after lunch that got burned up in the pile too.

He also worked on getting more stone walls made.
By early afternoon I was done working for the day.
I walked around, watched Ken work, and sat out back in the swing.
Came home at 3:45.

Then we went to church again to finish that job from yesterday.
This time we had all the right tools and things went smoothly.
In an hour we were all done.

Stopped at Subway for supper on the way home.
Glad to be home now to enjoy another quiet evening.
I'm sure you all know what I'm looking forward to -

Hope your day was a happy one and you smiled often.
Life is Good
happyone  💕

"How is it that one match can start a forest fire,
but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?"
 ~ Christy Whitehead


Adam said...

If only subway served ice cream

Tom said...

...too crazy hot here today to do much of anything!

Granny Marigold said...

Another productive day.
Have a blessed Sunday.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Burning stuff can be quite enjoyable. Sounds like you had a productive day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You had quite a workout today with your walking AND working. It's a job to burn stuff but it's good you are able to do that. Much better than having to haul it all away. Enjoy your ice cream! Hugs, Diane

Carol W. said...

I agree with you, Tom, just to darn hot to do anything here! It will be high 100's for the next 3 months ... Ugh! Stay cool!

CountryMum said...

Foggy mornings certainly are a treat to photograph I think. They add so much mood.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Ah ... ice cream ... sitting by the bonfire ... singing songs ... picking up daisies ...

You've set me thinking, Happyone. It's not something I do often.

God bless.

bettyC said...

I’m tired just reading what you did yesterday

Sandi said...

Sad somehow to see that old house being taken down.

Pom Pom said...

Ha ha! That's a funny quote about the campfire!
Your daisies are glorious, Karen!
God be with you, kind friend.

Silver in AZ said...

gosh, it looks dangerous having a big bonfire like that in a wooded area! Glad it went well!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty daisies. I like the campfire quote. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

happyone said...

The trees are farther away than they look in the picture and there was no wind. We burn stuff there all the time. We don't live in a dry area either, things are still a bit damp in the mornings.

ellen b. said...

When you can have burn piles that's a good way to get rid of a lot of debris. I like that quote.

Connie said...

Your fire photo really surprised me, but then I remembered all the rain you get in your area. Your property is lush and probably never has a need to water much of anything. Here we rarely have a day without moving sprinklers around. Day in and day out, LOL.

Angie said...

Now that we live in a forest, the word fire has become a little scary to me … There are very specific times of the year that you are allowed to build fires, and then it has to be in an open area. Glad you got rid of all the burnable material with no issues! Happy Fourth of July to you!

Aritha V. said...

Yes, ICE CREAM!!!!

Love de madeliefjes between te green, green grass.

M.K. said...

Yay for ice cream after a hard-working day! A burn pile is a very satisfying thing - but I do prefer them in fall or winter :) Good work!