Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
It was easy to get up this morning as Sunday was a cheat day. I carb loaded like crazy and was ready for anything this morning. I started with prayer and Bible reading.
After dropping the kids off at school, we decided to go shopping. We opted for Harbor Freight. My Beloved was totally out of control and slid about on her new wheels.
I was mortified. She may have fallen and hurt herself or others. In all my wisdom, I counseled her for her behavior in a store, from a vantage point of course.
I find it interesting that as long as you are wearing a face mask and social distancing, you can engage how you will. Some of the employees found us amusing. I mean, who swings a hammer left handed?
We moved on down the way to a discount food store. I could not pass up a 2 pound bag of Dark Roast, Straight Shooter, A Double Bareled Cup Of Joe. I cant wait to to try it as it smelled amazing!
We headed home and experimented in the kitchen a bit, wrapping duck eggs around pinto beans. It was different, but well seasoned and tasty.
Back at the Harbor Freight, I picked up a few items for future projects. We will see how it all goes.
I spent most of the day talking to my Beloved. It was great and we drank lots of coffee. We have plans, goals, and dreams for this year.
On of my goals is to learn a new skill. Recently, I took a smithing class with my son and mounted a railroad rail to a stump so we can get some practice in. It’s not much, but is more anvil than I had before.
To shape metal you need heat so pulled some red brick from the yard to make a forge of sorts. I have never made one but I know it needs to retain heat.
After building a Campfire, I began shifting the coals into the enclosed area and connected a blow dryer for air.
There were a lot of adjustments to be made, and I finally was able to accomplish a toasty little fire.
Today was a proof of concept day so I heated up a large nail. It did the job.
I can see that it will be a journey to navigate all this. I think my first project will be a simple mild steel knife. I may attempt to manufacture tongs first as the channel locks were a wee bit short and slipped from overheating hands.
Oh well. We had fun building a fire and enjoying ourselves.