I’m sort of an odd ball. Last summer when I was insanely busy writing my first book, (I may or may not have put it off for a little while so I only had 2 1/2 months to write, bake and photograph 80 recipes), I was so tired at the end of my days I didn’t want to drive the 25 minutes to see people I knew. But I still wanted to do the fun summer outdoor things. So what did I do? I built a fire in our backyard.
Who does that?
I do I guess and it was wonderful! I would like to say I used my Girl Scout skills to start the fire, but I didn’t. I don’ think being a GS taught me much other than the names of all the cookies. But don’t you worry, Grandpa Hansen taught me well. Three matches and the kindling you can find is all you get with him, and I have always stuck to that rule. If you can’t start a fire with that, you have no business starting one at all.
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