What is it about a fire that enables you to sit there and stare at it for hours?
Once it gets dark, I also enjoy staring at the sky while enjoying the fire.
The “Big Dipper” is the one I always find first!
My pet peeve about campfire areas is the “Pesky Pokers”
(aka marsh mellow and hot dog sticks).
It is usually dark out when we use the “Pesky Pokers“. They do their job of toasting marsh mellows to a delicious sticky golden brown. Or they hold the hot dogs nice and close to the flame so the legs on the “spider dogs” curl up nice and crunchy. However, once their job is complete they are often forgotten on the ground and someone ends up tripping over them.
Here is my solution. Poker Pots!!
I have used these buckets before with candles in the sand.
But, I decided while we were on vacation that this would be a much handier use for them.
We filled the galvanized steel buckets with sand from the river.
I put all the shorter marsh mellow sticks in one pot
and the longer hot dog sticks in the other one.
It works great, because they are portable.
During fine weather the buckets sit by the fire pit,
and if rain is in the forecast we put them in the shed.
Fire’s burning, fire’s burning
Draw nearer, draw nearer
In the glowing, in the glowing
Come sing and be merry!
-Girl Guide Campfire Song