Monday, April 2, 2007


First we forced friends to be slave labor for us. But seriously, thank you to Ian, Johnny, and JohnT for helping us out Saturday afternoon. Part of this labor included stacking the tree tops and brush for the bonfire.

We went back to the house for a little cake and some present opening (Andrew's birthday party). At around 7pm we headed down to the land to start the fire. Apparently this included cutting benches which I wasn't aware of until JohnT and Andrew started making them. Those sure came in handy as the night wore on. We started pretty early in the evening because we thought it would take a really long time for all the wood to burn (maybe until 2am). Andrew and I would have to wait until the fire burnt down to the coals. Anyway, Andrew soaked a cardboard box full of sawdust and other cardboard boxes with diesel fuel, the rest of us spent a good ten minutes trying to light a match, and then the whole thing went up in flames. It burned beautifully and didn't take nearly as long as we thought it would.

As you can see our land still has some trees on it so we didn't burn down Fairbanks with our bonfire. It was fun and I can't wait to do another one.


Andrew said...

Thanks Marcy for being the excellent picture-taker!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures, looks like you had a blast!