Benefit of Country Living: Burning Trash

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make you happy. I’m happy every week when it’s time to burn the trash 🙂

I found this cool video editor on my phone and just for fun I created this!


One thought on “Benefit of Country Living: Burning Trash

  1. Ah, the memories. I grew up in a rural area and we had a barrel just like that in the outer reaches of our back yard. One of my chores was to gather up all the trash cans in the house and dump them in the barrel. My dad would usually follow a little bit behind me to close up the barn and shed for the night — and usually stop by the barrel and light the trash. If I was still out in the yard, I’d know that smell anywhere of the barrel just after he’d lit it — sort of a sharp but not unpleasant odor, and I’d turn around and sure enough, see a little flicker starting to poke up over the rim of the barrel. I will never forget the time when I was about 8 years old and my dad helped me carry out the trash and I asked if I could light it. He took a long look at me, dug the matches out of his pocket and handed them to me. It took several tries but I finally got that trash lit, and I knew I was a grown-up. And after that, I got to burn the trash by myself most of the time. It was technically an additional chore to stand out there and monitor the fire, but it sure didn’t feel like a chore.

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