Backyard Bonfire

Roaring Bonfire - Finally had a day that wasn't really dry for a bonfire.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 1, 2009 10:03am CST
We had a fire ban here for a long time due to dry conditions. Once lifted I finally had a bonfire out back last Wed. Do you have recreational fire bans due to dryness in your area right now? I am happy to be able to have fires again this spring. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 May 09
Our Backyard Fire Pit - We have soooo much more to burn that it'll be years before we're finally finished.
We couldn't believe the news! It said we're above the normal average in rainfall so we're not having any problems this year and yet, last night it rained and but this time it was like CATS AND DOGS and everything in between!! I was sitting here at the computer and had my hearing aids on and I heard this noise of wind and rain, our windows were opened and asked hubby if it was raining outside because there was such a commotion and sure enough it was!! While out on the porch, it got worse!! lol So there won't be any burning today however, that's fine because I'm going up to my parents to clean their house for them. Mom is back to being so dizzy and she's hates it so bad because she's so independent and now she can't be. I'm attaching a picture of our fire pit that hubby made.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
Love that pit. Comment added to photo as well. We are now only 3/4 inch behind this year after last weeks rains. I want him to build me one just like yours. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
1 May 09
I have never had a bonfire because I live in the city. I wish I could have one but I cannot. I have been to some and I thought it was neat but I think I have only been to like 2 of them. I do love to be outdoors in nice weather though. Take care and happy mylotting to you as well.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
I live in a city of 60,000+. We are allowed to have recreational fires. But there's limits to the times and size to follow is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
1 May 09
Dryness? It's been dry up there? Wellllllllll Grandpa Bob. Why didn't you say so some time ago? It's been rain rain rain here forever. I'm getting rather tired of living on this personal island from last fall. Yes, it's been extremely wet here all winter being the river has stayed high and nowhere for the water to go but in yard and surrounding areas. Had I known, I would of forced Mother Nature to send the rain up to you one way or another.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
1 May 09
blackbriar, wish you could send some of that wet stuff to south Texas. Up north of us they have been getting rain, a lot of rain. We are over 13 inches below our normal rainfall.
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• United States
1 May 09
Believe me, this rain is hampering everyone. The farmers are getting stuck in their fields while trying to prepare them for planting. The ground is just too saturated. I'm glad I started most my plants indoors and that they have enough foot room for another month before I will be forced to transplant them in the garden, tilled or not tilled. I told hubby last night that I wish Mother Nature would deposit her tears where it's really needed instead of drowning us.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
Just a few hundred miles away there was serious flooding of the Red river. I don't need anymore heavy rain. Just the usual light rain to water my gardens and flowers and lawn is fine by me. But thanks anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
1 May 09
They don't even allow controlled burns in our area right now due to no rain, low humidity at times, dry conditions and very high winds. The only fire we have at times is in our bbq pit.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 May 09
That's how it was her. But we had a few good days of heavy rain that wet everything including deep into the ground. SO now we can have fires out back. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
1 May 09
They showed on our local weather the other night that in town they have had just over an inch since November, we have had less out here.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
3 May 09
We had a fire ban here a few months ago, it was really dry, but the past couple days we've had flash floods, it has rained for the last two days, just in our town we had 7.5 inches of rain that was yesterday, the highway from our house to town was closed because water was over the roadway, we couldn't go anywhere all the side roads were closed because of flooding, it was unbelievable, I woke up yesterday morning because hail was hitting the bedroom window, I got up and looked out and our whole front yard was flooded, it was moving fast like a river, you couldn't even see the sidewalk, it was crazy. The water has finally gone down everywhere, but I know it caused alot of damage for folks, some peoples homes got flooded out. So we're not too dry at this moment.
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
2 May 09
We have fire bans - but my husband is a bit naughty, and in the middle of winter when people have their wood fires going and there's smoke in the air anyway, he lights up our garden rubbish and burns it! I always think the fire brigade is going to come charging down the street after someone reports us - but it hasn't happened yet!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 May 09
We've been in an exceptial drought for the last couple of years, so fire bans have been the norm for the last few years.
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• United States
1 May 09
i wish we could have them once in a while,but they're a big no-no here.the town is old,houses too close together.they were even talking about banning grills for awhile.
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1 May 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, We don't have bans as it doesn't get too dry here and its always rain here and not many people have bonfires much here. Tamara
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 May 09
I live in an area now where I don't think you are allowed to have bonfires like that. I grew up in a town where we could though. It was a regular thing in my house growing up.
@AmbiePam (49075)
• United States
8 May 09
I know we aren't under a fire ban now because of dryness. It's flood weather here! But we did have a few bans like that a couple of months ago. A couple of months ago we were barren, and now every yard is like a mini lake. Come take a swim! Just avoid the malaria from the mosquitos buzzing around.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 May 09
you know I really don't know if burning is allowed in my area because I have never had to do it before, but I think it isn't and people have to put out bags of leaves at special times.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
3 May 09
our firebans tend to start around the first few weeks of may. I'm not aware of any so far but...i havnet had the radio on. I love having a fire in my yard in the evening on the weekends - relax by the fire have some tea or coffee and just...sit.
@GardenGerty (99239)
• United States
2 May 09
We have not had a ban here locally. Other parts of the state may have. What we have is no time to enjoy the fires together. We burn wood in our chiminea. I think I would love a copper fire pit. And time to enjoy it in the evening.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
1 May 09
We can have a bonfire anytime we want just as long that you have the top covered with wire or something so the sparks wont fly out.