Brothers Campfire Drives, Walks, And Ducks

Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!

My father in law is a one cool dude. This morning he made us a breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon and bagels.

Bubbles, our mini Australian Shepherd benefited as well. He poured partially cooled bacon grease all over her dog food.

After breakfast, I chatted it up with my Beloved and the inlaws, drinking coffee, dark a , nd bitter as Jeptha the Beast, someone I might write about soon.

I enjoy coffee, and caffeine to some extent, but my he,art goes out to the family of the man who recently died drinking the equivalent of 200 cups of coffee. You can read about it here.

After engaging in pro social behavior, I went on to working, something I am good at.

With spring on the way, I have baby ducks and geese on order and I needed to turn this pre-leveled and pre-moistened area into a duck pond. I got to digging.

After a while of working, my daughter wanted to go for a drive, so I let her take me to pick up feed at Big R.

I am accustomed to high-stress environments, but teaching a young lady to drive will make me lose hair.

On our return, my Beloved wanted to go for walk. She walked half a mile and has been averaging 11 minute quarter miles.

Last time I posted, it took her 22 minutes per quarter-mile and that was as far as she could go.

After I got home, I finished up the pond. I got the underlayment from the trash and the rocks from a nearby field. Soon, it will be a muddy mess.

I dug a small trench to divert the mucky water to my garden area. It works pretty well. I will have to avoid letting it near leafy greens or someone could get sick.

Well, that is all for now. I am heading off to prayer at Heritage Pentecostal Church in Colorado Springs.

They will be having services tomorrow and you are invited to listen live at

Have a beautiful day!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

23 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Drives, Walks, And Ducks

  1. Homemaking in the Dunes says:

    What a lovely day. I love hearing about Isabel’s progress. She is a strong woman. Our Golden Stella loves bacon grease and plastic which she steals.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Plastic…. I have ran into a few plastic eating dogs. Yuck!

      We had a beautiful and amazing day, Thank You!

  2. elvira797mx says:

    I am very happy for Isabel, she is getting better! She is amazing! I love ducks, great share, thank’s.
    Have a wonderful time!

    1. Benjamin says:

      She s working towards it for sure! ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ”ฅโ˜•

  3. Omatra7 says:

    Wait what?? Someone died from drinking too much coffee?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ let me google โ€ฆ

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ omg what a sad story!! And wow!! I had no idea that could be a thing

    โ€ฆ lol on driving with teenage daughter ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Mine acts like I offend her if I ask if she wanna try driving ? Of course I take her somewhere deserted โ€ฆ but she say mum I am 15

    Yeah so?? Should be learning years ago

    With permit she can do 15&1/2 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    I donโ€™t think sheโ€™s very excited to grow up there?

    Is really awesome to see your wife doing so well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ whew this decade is a whammy of things – you guys have handled very gracefully given such difficult moments,
    what wonderful support strong family you have!

    Continued blessings to you all โค๏ธโœŒ๏ธ

    1. Benjamin says:

      Friend, you are amazing! I wish your daughter well in her driving experience! Thank you for all of the love and encouraging!

  4. stevescountry says:

    Hi Benjamin! Wow, I’m really happy to see the fantastic progress with your wife! She is a strong and determined woman. And God is answering prayer with her. I keep praying for you all. That’s a great little pond you made too! Enjoy your day!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thanks Steve! Don’t forget, you are always welcome to post here!

      1. stevescountry says:

        Thanks Benjamin! I was thinking of sharing one of my mystery stories, would that work?

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