When I grew up, my dad would bring home tires from work and other places.
We used them on stump fire to clear land. We had a whole bunch of those
original old growth stumps. Many of them several feet in diameter. Lots of
black smoke. That sort of thing is probably illegal these days.
He is doing fine. He is the neighborhood celebrity. He gets two walks a
day, one from me and one from Dawn. And he loves everybody and everybody
loves him. I have been taking extra walks since spring each day as part of
a weight loss/fitness program. And people actually get upset when they see
me without Bucky. They always ask, "Where is your dog?" I have to explain
that he gets two walks a day and that is it. I am entitled to a walk or
two, now and then.
Bucky has a simple philosophy. He is the most important being in time and
space. He is the center of EVERYTHING! Everybody he sees should run run
over to him and love him. If they don't he gets a little miffed. He just
does not understand. We refer to him as the resident megalomaniac.
Sure does keep the shop scrap pile under control. If it's under a certain
length or width (or unusable for some reason), in to the "to burn" can it
If you start burning hardwoods like oak, you can cook over the fire.
That's quite a bit of fun, even if all you do is hamburgers. FWIW, Steak
on a Stick doesn't work so well. Steak tends to shrink as it's cooked, so
it's hard to get off the stick to eat.
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:35:38 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My workshop hasn't been this clean in a while. Hand plane shavings, sawdust, and all those little scraps living under my power tools are now long gone. We have a burn pile, but a burn barrel burns faster and safer.
On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:52:35 PM UTC-5, Michael wrote:
You did not grow up in the country apparently. Long ago every house in the
country had a brown rusted barrel in the backyard for burning the trash.
Not sure its the same today. Parents have just used a bare spot on the gro
und at the last couple houses, no barrel. Usually have some extra trees on
the pile to burn. Always a pain dealing with metal and glass waste. You
have to separate it into a separate container and then every month or so fi
nd a spot to get rid of it. City life with weekly trash collection is OK.
And I'm lucky enough to have a creek behind the house for throwing away tr
ee trimmings. Cannot put tree branches in the plastic trash containers.
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:59:26 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote
.... Parents have just used a bare spot on the ground at the last couple h
ouses, no barrel.
Yep, bare spot on the ground, when I was young. In the late 80s, my cousin
brought over his metal detector and we searched my grandparents burn spot,
among other places. We found coins, horse shoes, an axe head, buggy riggi
ng rings, buckles & such and, best of all, five 1949 whoop net tags.
Sadly this was never allowed where I lived in the city on the east
coast. For last 20 years I've been living in Ohio and it's still not
allowed where I live. I would love to burn a few things, especially
the leaves. Here they want every dollar they can squeeze out of you
and try to force you to bag them in specific paper bags for trash
pickup. WTH? It's nature's mulch! I ended up buying a mulching leaf
blower/vac and spread it out in my gardens every year. If it's an
exceptionally leafy year (neighbors trees) I spread the mulch out to
some of the neighbors.
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