Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fire Starters

It is a rarity that the weather is cold enough to inspire us to light a fire in the hearth, but all the ice got us motivated. Farmer Boy and I dug deep into the wood pile to find dry logs, but some were still damp. It was really hard to get the fire going, so I decided to make some fire starters.

I keep a metal can into which I put old stubs and drips of candles. I boiled some water, put the can into it and melted the wax. Then I tied string around old pinecones that we had collected, and dipped them into the wax.

Here's the fire, all set up... the two ends of the string on the pine cone are lit...

Hooray! It worked! We kept this fire going until bedtime...

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