"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Burn and SUPRISE!

SM went out last night at twilight to burn the brush pile.

No wind and the smoke went straight up so we didn't annoy any of our neighbors.  (Always a good thing.)

"Anything in the garden you want to burn?"  SM hollars at me.  "How about I burn that grass."  He asks, pointing at the Bermuda growing in the garden beds.

"Like a controlled burn?"  I asked, thinking.  "No.  Too risky.  It's too dry.  The mulch might catch fire."  (We haven't had any rain to speak of in a month or so.  The leaves are so dry and it's dusty enough that I get congested if I spend anytime outside right now.)

That burn pile went up within minutes, the flames so hot and high that SM had to retreat to the garden where he poked around for a few minutes.

"Look what I found!" 

"Sugar sweet too."  He offered me some. 

Boy, were they ever! 

It's funny, considering that this years garden was less than stellar, eating those strawberries has got me all excited about planning for next year.

Funny how the garden of my dreams is always better than my garden in reality!


  1. And that's why we keep gardening! (Wow, strawberries in November? The gardening gods are smiling on you!)

  2. What a nice surprise! Looks so yummy! And doesn't it feel good to get rid of the "pile". We can rarely burn due to dryness and some of those piles can get kinda big.

  3. Yay for surprises...and such a lovely juicy sweet surprise it is! :)

  4. Wonderful those few strawberries so sugary sweet. What a treat. Good burn too it looks like.
    Without dreams you can't have a goal. We have to remember that what ever it is always changes in some way or another before it is complete. Sometimes it's for the better and others it leaves room for improvement and new ideas.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  5. Oh, man! That'd keep me going too! Enjoy!