Grub Club Ranch

Da Roof is on Fire

Today was our official Grub Club of Summer [read it was warm enough to go outside], and to celebrate we had a bonfire with smores. But it wasn’t just any bonfire:

Yes, that is a dog house on the fire, and that is Donald on the dog house. (Don’t worry, we were following all regulations regarding climbing onto burning Dog Houses. And yes we had water and shovels handy for fire suppression =]) The doghouse came with Rosco, and Rosco didn’t like it. We also didn’t like it because it was ugly. So here is it burning:

(The fire’s brightness made everything else really dark =])

Fire suppression at work:

Then we threw on another pallet, and sang songs into the night…

“Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, a Pirates life for me…”


Burn, Baby, Burn!

Wow! the sun finally came out, and the weather was nice, so Anna and I found ourselves outside a lot this weekend.

We started a bunch of projects, and finished most of them. But today was the most exciting as Anna and I made our first burn pile. Our lawn has been surrounded by two very large thickets of tall grass and weeds that we haven’t figured out what to do with… until today. We had a couple friends over helping us to fence the back half of our property, and they said, “Why don’t you burn this thicket?” uh… Okay… so without further ado, he pulls out his lighter, and lights two spots of dried grass in the thicket. I didn’t even have time to take a picture of a “before”, here’s some “during”s and “after”s:

the fire gets started
and bigger
and bigger
And by the time the fire finished burning the dried plants in the thickett, it ran out of things to burn and basically completely died. (Sucks for the gophers who used to hide in it =])
then it runs out of stuff to burn

Anna and I were pretty excited about this burning thing, so Anna says, “Let’s burn this one, too!” lol This time I got a before and after.

Where the First and Second Burn is

Hey look, a huge pile of rocks we didn’t know existed. “Boo Yea! More Rocks!”
And the fire comes, goes, and reveals a pile of rocks we didn't know existed.

Then I got a huge pile of dried up weeds together and lit them on fire! “Ooooh…”
wow, big fire