Brothers Campfire Seeds in The Ground

Hello, friends! Today I planted kale, swiss chard and radishes! We will see how they do. I used leftover straw for insulation and water retention.

Sometimes the stories I write mirror real life. Here is a picture of my campfire. The metal gutter is used to force additional air in the fire for hobby forging.

Watchman Wayne has been through a lot protecting my garden. He ignores the fact that I enjoy ugly sweaters.

I am looking to continue writing my story and use the many suggestions given very soon.

I did not get a job that I applied for recently and the creative needs a jump start. I was really bummed for several days.


I have been with the same company for 11 years and have have recieved mixed signals as to my performance. Here is how my job is at times.

However, I am in way better spirits today!

I have concluded that I am putting too much emphasis on my career defining me and that stops.

I cannot let my career define me. I am listening to the wrong folks.

It is time to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get motivated!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

19 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Seeds in The Ground

  1. leendadll says:

    Straw leftover from what activity??

    Very hard not to become defined by your career when it takes so much time and focus. But I love your boss’ inspiration… lol!!

    1. Benjamin says:

      There was a harvest get together several months back and the straw was used as decor. I am using it for mulch.

  2. ellie894 says:

    Well done on planting kale! I’ll look forward to your sharing with us how it grows 😊. Thoughts are with you on your job/career. 🌷

  3. Lia says:

    This post is so cheering and so much fun, love how you turn sad feelings to fun ones. “You don’t matter / give up” – boss inspiration πŸ˜‚-also the sweater πŸ‘ŒπŸ€“πŸ˜Š
    Nice post, and the planting sounds like it will reap nutritious rewards. πŸ™πŸ₯¬πŸ˜‹

    1. Benjamin says:

      Hi Lia! We just have to keep pushing on! We are built to be courageous and resilient!

  4. A.S. says:

    Totally understand this, Ben; when we feel that our career is not going how we would want to be, it gets very hard to stay motivated! But I like your spirits, I’ll definitely remember that. πŸ™‚
    PS: excited to see how your radishes turn out. πŸ™‚

  5. Benjamin says:

    I appreciate your care and concern! I am looking forward to being motivated in personal persuits! I will keep you updated on the yummy vegetables!

  6. Kelly K Green says:

    I trust that this will endeavor you to keep moving forward. I see seeds as a sign of hope for a brighter future. Everything will be ok eventually. For now, feed the naysayers to the Beast, and let the Bard sing of victories.
    Inner peace & outward joy, today and all days ~
    Be well πŸ™‚


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