Andy Ward Inspired Pottery and a Little Visitor

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

On Friday, I left work early to babysit a two year old. As an adult, I cannot remember really ever doing so. It seems like something teenagers do.

We had a blast. I took the little guy on a wheelbarrow ride, we filled the duck pond with a hose, played with chalk, ran around the yard and fed the ducks.

Strangely, after such a wonderful opportunity, I was paid a pretty hefty sum.

Time has flown over here at Willow Manor and school has started. Next week I will be volunteering in physical education instruction. I find this a little amusing. For my age, I am in good shape, but I have never been good at any sport.

The desired result is effective teamwork and participation. We will pray God helps me exemplify and assist in imparting these qualities.

It is time to harvest as well. We had a decent year with zucchini, kale, chard, tomatoes, raspberries and an assortment of herbs.

Along the way, I took some pictures of our friendly pollinators,

And their not so friendly cousins. I had no idea hot dogs could be pollinated.

Saturday was a long morning of tending a fire. I wish I knew about this a decade or two ago and I would have ran with it.

The firing was successful and we roasted hotdogs in celebration.

My Beloved is the real artist. I merely pull things together. Isn’t this piece delightfully painted?

Well, I am off to new adventures.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

41 thoughts on “Andy Ward Inspired Pottery and a Little Visitor”

  1. Looks like a busy time Benjamin. Congrats on the harvest and the hot dog pollinators. Soon, you will have a hot dog tree. Have a great time in phys ed and enjoy the coming week. Allan

  2. Indeed a yummy harvest. Seems the pottery is improving with each try. You seem to busy as busy as the bees. Good luck with the PE instruction. Have a great week.

  3. Very cool. We recently had an almost two and he has two gears, sleeping or full out running a hundred miles an hour. The pottery is getting more and more impressive.

    1. Ha ha! It was the same with this little guy. He showed me the importance of making my duck pond shallow. I had to watch him non-stop! Thanks for the pottery compliment. It is a great way to pass time when hanging out with friends.

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