I would like to express my love and gratitude for my Beloved. She keeps me well fed!
Brother’s Campfire at Willow Manor is busy busy. On Sunday, One of my dear friends taught me basic steps on how to use a chainsaw safely. I was provided with a hard hat, ear protection and safety glasses. There is much more to using a chainsaw than meets the eye.
Don’t let a chainsaw meet the eye. That is bad. As you see in the picture below, I started small.
I learned that you cut with the top one third of the chainsaw and work straight down. It is important that the chain does not touch the ground while running as it wears the blade down.
I made quite a few mistakes, but by the end of the afternoon I felt like I had learned the basics of a new skill.
Brother’s Campfire goes through a lot of firewood so it is good to build relationships with arborists. My friend is a pro, but he is very private and does not wish for a shout out. I respect that or this post would be about how amazing he is.
As I said at the beginning, busy busy! I also have taken time to learn more about sprinklers. No one really wants to read a blog about sprinklers, but I will leave you this; a whole valve with a solenoid is cheaper than individual parts.
As you see, the diapham parts and the solenoid total 25 USD, but the whole thing is cheaper. FYI.
I worked on the sprinkler boxes most of Monday. If I learn the electronics part, I will have another skillset under my belt! I would like to thank my friend John Leyba Senior for helping me troubleshoot. We interacted in a series of texts lile this one.
I did leave some time for entertainment and tried something I saw online with Trumpet, my goose. She had a blast and kept coming for more. Silly goose!
You can watch our antics Here.
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Well friends, I hope you have a beautiful day. It is time for me to get ready for work!
66 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Sunday Monday Scramble!”
Oh wow! That looked brutal at first, but it was also a little funny.
I was subscribed, but haven’t hit the bell for notifications. I just did it! 🙂
I didn’t think it looked brutal. Lightly tossing a waterfowl into water seems fine.
Well, I felt the poor thing’s tummy drop like it was on a roller coaster.
He’s your son… of course you support everything he does.
She came back for more! I did it a lot before I recorded it.
That is true.
Oh oh oh! Now that the truth comes out! Uhhhh huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do trial runs before I record. I am not aa confident as you!
That is so evil! JK
You are eviler! You CHOSE me as a brother.
Um no. YOU chose me as a sister. I remember that day.
Oh…. Well do you wish it to be different?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!!!! Never!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh no never!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Evil? I am lost lol
You’re not evil!!!!!! I am NEVER giving you up as my brother!!!!!!!!
I am not giving up my little sister. You are family!
I am and your dad told me a while back something like this “it’s too late now. you signed up for this. can’t get out… you’re stuck with us forever.”
Ha ha! You are in good company. You enjoy ice cream. You must be family.
Yes!!!! I’m so proud to be family!
And we are proud to have you!
Lord Benjamin of Colorado: Hey Trumpet! Wanna see a trick?
Trumpet: Sure Boss
Lord Benjamin: Tosses trumpet away
Trumpet: Now I toss you!
Lord Benjamin: Come here!
Trumpet: Walks over
Lord Benjamin: Tosses him again
Trumpet: Hey! Rules?!
Lord Benjamin: 🤠🤠
Ha ha! No Lords and Ladys here in the US. Funny dialog!
How about “First Lady of The United States”?
She’s a lady I believe?
How exactly do you give someone respect in speech in the US?
There seems to be no suffix or prefix for that!
I personally do not need one.
How about “Earl of Willow Manor”?
We threw tea in the ocean over royalty. Boston Tea Party. Well, I may be embellishing a little, but royalty is rather Un American to me.
Yeah. I have heard of the party. The tea came from India I believe. The East Indian Company.
But why’s it called a party?😃
Lol! Perhaps it was fun!
😂😂 i bet it was.
Hey, are you IshaanSharma123 on Twitter?
I am not on any social media.
But there are millions of Ishaan and millions of sharma. And millions of Ishaan Sharma 😃
Why do you ask?
Curious. I googled IshaanSharma123
It didn’t show my site?
“The esteemed” Mr or Mrs Blahblahblah. Or suffix of “Esquire”, though no one really uses that anymore.
The Esteemed Mr. Benjamin Thiel Esquire it is then. 😂
I don’t even know what that means. Just don’t call me late for dinner.🤠🔥
What does that last sentence mean?
“You can call me anything, just don’t call me late for dinner!”… an old joke
Ohk! Thanks for the information
It is an ice breaker for honorifics. Say I call you Baron Ishaan when you are actually the King. When I find out and apologize, you may say that you don’t mind, just don’t call me late for supper.
Thanks for the info!
Baron Ishaan is cool!
I must have missed this earlier. You know you are wrong.
I know I’m wrong? Hahaha!!!!!!!!
Brutal goose chucking? I am fairly confident Trumpet enjoyed it. They land in water pretty frequently. Thanks for subscribing and hitting the bell!
If a goose doesn’t like what you are doing you are likely to be injured very quickly.
Ha ha! That is the truth!
Very cool. One possible upshot is that if he brings you wood you could wind up with different bugs in your ecosystem also.
When in the end you waved at the cam, trumpet did it too! She’s too smart for a goose 😂😂
That makes me ask: Can’t ducks and geese fly 😅
Yes, they can fly. She is pretty fat and happy and haa stuck around. She hets offended when I trim her feathers.
That’s good to know. Has any of your birds ever escaped into air?
Not any yard birds. I lost a parakeet that way though.
Ducks are intelligent beings.
It would seem.
Looks like you were sawcessful 😅
There may be teeth to your assertions.
Chainsaws are awesome! When I was 12 or 13 I sawed into a bees nest with one. I couldn’t open my left eye the next day.
For real. Still love chainsaws though.
On purpose or by accident??
Uh, accident. Definitely accident.
That was my first thought but, given your age when it happened, I thought I should ask!
My turn! My turn! Throw ME in the pool!!
Ha ha… Ok!