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I love a campfire.  If you visit our property, you would know this because there is a fire pit for every occasion.



December 26, 2011, ‘watching the fire’, Jane Tims


We have a stone fireplace, made from big granite cobbles, for serious fires.  We have a chiminea on the back deck, perfect for a quick fire in spring or summer.  And now I have a metal fire pit on the front lawn.


first fire in my metal fire pit - leaves and wood  wet after yesterday's rain

first fire in my metal fire pit – leaves and wood wet after yesterday’s rain


Fire is insubstantial yet so powerful.  It can be dangerous but soothing.  When I sit in front of a fire, watching the flames, I feel I am sharing community with every person who has ever tended a campfire.



a summer campfire during a visit with family and friends


Copyright 2014  Jane Tims


Written by jane tims

October 27, 2014 at 7:30 am

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  1. I like how you have a “fire pit for every occasion.” I don’t think that we’ve had a campfire since the kids left home–and this post makes me miss them.



    October 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  2. We LOVE a campfire also. We used to have one every night in Waverley (honestly) ,,winter was the best for us. But now we have very little windfall and we won’t buy wood to burn outside. So now we just have one here and there and believe me,,,we miss it.! I LOVE it when we lose power because I love cooking over an open fire. The heck with our generator.! Something to be said about that rocking chair right beside that firepot. And those marshmallows roasting,,,,oh my,,I cannot think of anything better Jane. I love your idea of different firepits for different occasions.! Philip has a barrell for the big stuff and then our cast iron pit for the love of it,,,I think I will get one for our patio. Cool,,,,thanks for that idea.



    October 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    • Hi Patsi. Fires make November a little less drab. I even have an app on my tablet to let me know if fires are permitted for any given day! Jane


      jane tims

      October 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

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