Burning Dad’s Eucalyptus

Originally uploaded by telfandrea.

Besides wildfires spurred on by the combination of high winds and urban/suburban sprawl extending into dry foothills and mountains – we have had some successful fires at home this past post-thanksgiving weekend.  Dad had a truck-load of eucalyptus firewood delivered to me last year and I’m finally getting the hang of building a fire.  It made for his favorite fires growing up and the eucalyptus plus some fir or some such I have been chopping myself (in very un-SoCal fashion) have combined to make very nice fires here – and in very SoCal fashion the lady we bought the house from left us a wooden crate from a former Redlands orange grove we’ve used to store the firewood.  -Telfer

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

3 thoughts on “Burning Dad’s Eucalyptus

  1. You know that the box is probably worth a lot of money. Funny how that works. It all looks so Pottery Barnish and who doesn’t LOVE a real fire in a fireplace!?! I’m jealous 🙂


  2. Great fire! We have a big fire in our little cast iron wood stove right now. It is putting out the heat on this cold, New York evening. LOVE it……especially because the wood is free here at the inn!


  3. We, too, are getting the hang of building fires in our fireplace (see Christmas letter, which should (fingers crossed) arrive in a few days?!?), and it is the best thing in the world. Of course, this morning it started snowing–just a few flakes, but still–but perhaps you can pretend that the ash from the wildfires is snow? 🙂


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