Brothers Campfire Grieves And Comes Alive For Spring

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

I found out yesterday that according to some gamer chick named Kana “Tanukana” Tani, “short men under 5 feet 7 inches do not have “human rights”.

Here is the link if you care to read.

At 5 feet 6 and 3/4 inches, I am a quarter-inch shy of deserving human rights.

Ah well.

Yesterday was a busy one.

It started out with me making a pot of coffee and beginning to write an epic tale. My father-in-law was up at O dark thirty as well so I put the tale off for a bit and we talked a bit.

After a while, my Beloved woke up and we had some hearty oatmeal.

I had a short amount of time to get work done at home so I put my work clothes on and dug a hole for an additional water source for the birds. When spring comes, I need to let the vegetation grow back in the other water hole.

You cannot see it in this photo, but the ducks are in there while Trumpet my Goose stands guard.

After providing them a place to play, I mucked out the other duck pond. Rotten eggs, excrement, and stench met me at the bottom. I went ahead and put a temporary fence up for later.

Somehow I managed to hit my middle finger with a sledgehammer as I secured the posts in the ground.

While outside, I noticed that bees were congregating all over the cracked corn. I asked the Google and found out that worker bees gather corn dust to take back to the hive when other options are unavailable. Source

I like bees so I placed a mix of honey and brown sugar out. After a few hours, I discovered they were much more interested in the corn.

Ducks are dirty work. I went inside and got cleaned up.

As noted in my last post, we went to visit my grandmother’s resting place.

We also visited our longtime friend Margarita Sam. She was an encouraging mother figure all throughout my life.

A nursing facility decided to let her freeze to death outside on a cold February night.

Margarita Sam, you were a precious part of my life.

This may step on some of your theology, but when we got in the car we played Aint No Grave. We will see them both again.

Afterward, I took Isabel to her friend’s house and hung out with my sister and nephew. Here is a picture of us at the cemetery. I have a feeling he will be a sturdy young man.

My daughter, who is an excellent cook, decided to make us eggs and potatoes for dinner.

Well, off to new adventures!

Author: Benjamin

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

35 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Grieves And Comes Alive For Spring

  1. henhouselady says:

    First i want to say i love the Ain’t no Grave song. I’m glad you got all of your work done. Now take a rest.

  2. Homemaking in the Dunes says:

    Your nephew is darling. We are having a lazy Sunday here. My husband is fasting for a routine medical procedure in very early in the morning. That is terrible that Margarita passed away in such a cruel, senseless way.

  3. elvira797mx says:

    Great post dear friends!Amazing photos! Now I am hungry looks delicious.
    Beautiful baby, your nephew is lovely! Thanks for share.
    Have a wonderful time!

  4. Under the mask.. says:

    All the above (ow, cute, and yum) from me, too, but also: 🤔.. Gandhi didn’t make the height *requirement* –yet we all know his name for a certain reason!

  5. dumbestblogger says:

    Happy to hear that I make the height requirement. Get a post pounder. Your fingers will thank you, and it’s way easier than a sledge hammer.

    1. Benjamin says:

      I am pleased to hear that you meet this gamer’s requirements for human rights. Post pounders are like 40 dollars, but it may be worth the investment.

        1. Benjamin says:

          Well, you may have an economic justification here. Do you have a license to practice common sense?

  6. hgamma says:

    On the subject: Ottawa Truckers Support Freedom
    I’ve heard this opinion before, but I have the opposite opinion on it.

    1. Benjamin says:

      You are welcome to your opinion. I am not sure if you have ever commented here, but I appreciate your perspective and would like to hear more from you about it. I will not rebuttal anything you tell me.

      1. hgamma says:

        Thanks for your response
        I have seen from their statements
        that we have a contrary view of the world
        I want your beliefs
        with my views not refute

        1. Benjamin says:

          It is good to have you at the Campfire Friend. Feel free to comment anytime. 🤠🔥

  7. Jeff says:

    If my theology can be “stepped on,” it’s not very good theology, is it? 🙂 That being said, I will say that my theology is ever-changing, because I am human and cannot possibly fully comprehend God or His ways. I am firmly convinced that every single one of us is going to be shocked, in some way, at how wrong we were about some things. But, on that day, it will not matter any more.


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