Hello from Brothers Campfire!

April 30, 2023

Hello! 

Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!

It has been quite a while since I have blogged. 

The months have been full, but I have not been. In the timeframes of January 10, 2023, and March 21, 2023, I lost 41 pounds in a weight loss competition, so the hunger was/is real.ย 

In April 2023, I was in a car accident, sustaining a nice injury to my lower jaw. While I passed all the neurological tests, I am not headache free and remain a little punch drunk.

Mid-April brought my 40th birthday. That was pretty cool.ย 

Finally, this time of year brings me to gardening season and with it all of the work involved. 

In semi-arid Colorado, green grass is an overrated holdout from the British Empire so I have begun the task of turning luscious and costly Kentucky bluegrass into thick piles of mulch. Planting begins tomorrow, and will continue for the next two weeks or so. 

Well, that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by! 

Author: Benjamin

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

64 thoughts on “Hello from Brothers Campfire!

  1. equipsblog says:

    Your diet turned out well. That birthday card with the candy wrappers may be the most imaginative one I have ever seen. Hope you fully recover from your car accident.

  2. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

    Iโ€™m so shock to see your jaw bandage and had met accident, by Godโ€™s Grace not so serious ๐Ÿง
    Always driving time very careful , life so precious,you young age only ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปNow all cure nicely
    I think and Belated Happy Birthday and grace wishes dear friend ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰

  3. Jacqui Murray says:

    Dang you’ve been busy! I do hope the recovery continues. Living with headaches is no fun.

    I enjoy your blog (and your dad’s).

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you! I was reading about your research and I discovered on 23 and me that I have more Neanderthal DNA than 66 percent of our population. Excellent read! The 3d printed flute sounded cool as well!

  4. Under the mask.. says:

    Looking good! I’m glad to see you back here, I hope the headaches & all realize who is boss of them real soon, and happy 40th year! Stay safe, and don’t overdo. ๐ŸŒน

  5. Cindy Georgakas says:

    Oh man Ben, so sorry about the accident. Thank god you’re ok. So glad you’re ok! Happy birthday my friend. You’re looking good~! love the card! I took a screen shot and will save. ๐Ÿ’ž

  6. The Oceanside Animals says:

    Lulu: “This seems mostly good, but sorry to hear about your accident! We hope you are back to feeling 100% normal soon!”

  7. KK says:

    So sorry about the incident! I’m happy that you’re now okay. Wish you a very happy birthday and early full recovery ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–

  8. leendadll says:

    Wonderful to see you! The pre-accidejt pic looks great! I hope you’re feeling 100% soon!!!!

    1. Benjamin says:

      Good to see you as well! That was the nice internet version of the story!

  9. douryeh says:

    Take care, congratulations with reaching 40 ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŽ‚

    1. Benjamin says:

      Lol! The wound looked like I had two sets of lips! Thanks on the weight loss!

  10. YouLittleCharmer says:

    Wow! Sounds like you’ve had quite the time of it! ๐Ÿ˜ณ Hope the jaw is healing well and happy belated birthday!! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

  11. Ritish Sharma says:

    Hi Benjamin, sorry to hear about your car accident, but I’m glad to know that you passed all the neurological tests. I too had a terrible road accident last year, which resulted in a few fancy stitches on my forehead.

    Anyways, congratulations on your weight loss achievement. Take care!

  12. Eugi says:

    Wow! I’m glad you’re on the mend and happy belated birthday! You were greatly missed.

  13. Cassa Bassa says:

    What happened?!? Is the headache going to go away gradually as it heals?
    Love the birthday board, it’s quirky and you, people made that for you clearly love you very much
    You look excellent shape. And congratulations on the result of the competition.
    It’s awesome to read you again brother Benjamin.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Hello! I somehow hit a guardrail, and either hit the steering wheel or the air bag got me. My lower jaw was busted wide open and it looked like I had two sets of lips.

      I loved the birthday board as well!

      Thank you Cassa Bassa!

      1. Cassa Bassa says:

        Praying for a complete healing, a God given jaw that chews better than a horse chews grass…so to speak..
        Sounds a bit wierd…

  14. Tangie says:

    Sorry about the accident and thank God for His protection that it was not worse. Awesome on weight loss. Happy belated birthday.

  15. WebbBlogs says:

    Wow you have had a lot going on lately. So glad you are ok and are healing nicely. You look great by the way.

  16. Petra says:

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your car accident! I hope you’ll feel better soon. But congratulations on losing the weight though, a healthier body always feels better.

      1. Petra says:

        It is at the moment, I’m finally really recovering from my burnout and it’s great.

  17. equipsblog says:

    Hope you are better now. Your birthday card was one of the cleverest , I have seen.

    1. Benjamin says:

      I am feeling much better, thank you for asking! Yes! I was thankful for the card!

  18. Mr Gnome (Etal) says:

    Gnome more lawns gardens are much nicer. Glad you are felling better.

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