I got the fire started in the wood stove yesterday all by myself! TAKE THAT, Wood Stove. I even overcame the challenge of losing the long lighter. I had to use a short little lighter. I don’t like using the short little lighter. I’m afraid of it.
Me: “I’m scared of fire.”
52: “That’s handy.”
Ha. I did it. And I kept it going for about two hours.
Then it died.
I added logs. I added paper. It kept dying. I emailed 52. “The fire keeps dying! The fire keeps dying!”
52: “Use more kindling.”
Me: “But I’m out of kindling!”
52: “You have 40 acres of kindling.”
What happened to kindling appearing magically on the porch? This picking it up thing sounds like a lot of work…..
I called my staff together.
They were as useful as usual.
What am I going to do with this stuff anyway?
And I got DIRTY!!!
But I battled again with Wood Stove and her fickle fire. I found the most dry of the kindling. I used more paper. I added more wood. I got the fire going and kept it going.
In between times when it went out. I struggled with it all day.
If practice makes perfect, I’ve been practicing. And I have no time to waste on my way to perfect. Winter’s coming back and this time she’s not going to sneak in on tiptoes from the back.
This time she’s bringing a battering ram!! I need fire!
I want to hear ALL your homemade firestarter ideas!!! Please? I’m gonna need ’em…..
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