We had our first little “bonfire” over the weekend. Though I’ve built plenty of fires in my lifetime, it’s been a while since I’ve built one outside for roasting marshmallows and warming a crowd over a long period of time. We needed to keep the fire going over a four-hour stretch and laughably, my plan was to buy the pre-cut logs at Walmart and call it a day.
I thought I had plenty of wood until about two hours in.
The sun was down and it was becoming increasingly chilly when I threw the last few logs on the fire. There were two hours left in the party, the temperature was quickly dropping, and there was no more wood. We had nearly 60 seventh graders running all-around and the fire was supposed to be the gathering place. These kids had s’mores to roast!
We needed to keep that fire burning.
I started to feel …