Dutch Oven

Let there be fire.

Better Half is a man’s man.  He loves to be outdoors more than almost anything, and he is definitely one with nature.  Me. . . not so much.  I love the woods in autumn, and occasionally during winter.  I hate ticks.  I am terrified and freak out over snakes and spiders.  I’m clumsy and trip.  A lot.

Better Half’s next favorite thing is chopping wood and building fire.  Oh, not fire.  F I R E!! Along with snakes and spiders, fire freaks me out.  When I was pregnant with Lovely Daughter, I caught my sweater sleeve on fire over the stove.  Watching a pregnant woman screaming while fire is roaring up her arm and down her rotund belly while her father-in-law and husband are beating out the flames is not a pretty sight.  Oh, and then there’s the time BH started our backyard on fire while we were living in Alaska.  In the winter.  In the snow.  Three weeks after he burned brush.  Yes, the fire lay dormant under feet of snow and slowly built up until it caught our backyard on fire.  Our house was built on an old hay field.  BH was in Japan at the time.  I also was not home.  Thank God for neighbors.  Then, two years ago at 4:00 a.m.,  BH woke up with a “strange feeling.”   Our 10 acres across from our house was on fire.  Guess who had been burning brush?  Thank God for the rural fire department.Do you notice a pattern?  Hmmm.

Lately BH has been burning brush like a madman.  Other day he built me a perfect fire on our creek and set up Tiki torches.  We took the Dutch oven, browned some chops, threw in veggies, and kicked back and made popcorn as an appetizer and drank yummy drinks while everything cooked.  It was great; romantic in a kind of Brawny Man way!  I love the man, fire and all!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stacey
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 09:59:11

    Sounds like BH is worth every ounce of love. I’m trying to picture your night with the dutch oven and it seems pretty perfect. I so hope you’re next post is not about fire in that very spot.

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  2. Sandie {A Bloggable Life}
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 20:34:40

    I’m convinced we are related, and once upon a time led parallel lives. This & more over cocktails sometime…

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  3. nancyspoint
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 15:59:53

    What funny stories here about your BH and fire. I’m certainly glad all those “fire episodes” ended up OK. We have a lot of fires in our backyard firepit, especially during the fall of course. During the wintertime we pretty much stick to the fireplace in our family room for fire building. There is something about an outdoor fire though…

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  5. KarmaPerDiem aka WhiteRiverBluff
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 21:05:01

    Yes, three to nine weeks will be fine… :-)

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  6. Jennifer
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 13:52:07

    Awww! Fun! The girls want a meal when they go to visit! 3 weeks in July work for you guys? ;)

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