Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pyromania and Pine Cone part 2


This is my Redneck Fireplace.... Bob has a set of two  of these, they are pots for melting lead.


 As you can see if you enlarge the photos, the redneck fireplace is loaded with a pine cone, pine straw and dead leaves and about 20 matches..... you would THINK that many matches would act like kindling wood. NOT!


I was snapping and whining  "it JUST will NOT  burn, all it is doing is smoking.... Stop! you will burn your hand, "I yelled as Bob put more pine straw on it.


Bob kept piling on straw and I kept saying "only the STRAW is burning, I want the cone to burn"

As he huffed and puffed and blew on the straw, it flamed up as I yelled

"be careful, you will catch your beard on fire. besides the ONLY thing burning is the pine straw, I want the pine cone to burn"


I said "stop! I want to burn it! Let me!'
He said " you know you are a pyromaniac"
I said "we already KNEW that!"



 Well, we proved pine straw burns... do you think the pine cone will?

to be continued... if you missed the first one click on the pine cone label below the last photo


32 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof!Woof! The FLAME on the photos is super cool. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

EM Illustrator said...

Interesting fire :) hehe I like the flames and will be interesting to see if the pine cone catch fire too :) Have a lovely day!

Maple Lane said...

Nice photos even if it is just straw, so far!

SweetMarie said...

I like your Redneck Fireplace! LOL You are one silly lady!
Now, slowly hand all your matches to Bob...:)

Muffy's Marks said...

Why is it, lightning can set a whole woods on fire, and when man tries it takes a million matches? Love the redneck fireplace!!

Catherine said...

You are a funny girl! Good luck burning your pine cone. Be safe though!
xo Catherine

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Mmmmmmmmmm! I just remembered! You and I both forgot the first rule of fire-building!

Have all substances DRY!

A right-off-the-tree-FL-pine-cone is not going to be your best test.

Save one till next spring. Then lite it! :-)

Happy Election Day,
"Auntie"

Amy Burzese said...

I seem to remember that pine cones crackle when they burn. You two kids be safe!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the aroma was wonderful!

diane b said...

This will end in tears.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Hang-dang, who cares if they will burn, I AM ENJOYING your pictures!!! GOLLY GAL! those are awesome and you captured the smoke perfectly!!!! BRAVO on the photography!!!

Okay, now that I said that, if pine cones do not burn then why to people dip them in wax and use as fire starters? Glad you are doing this test....

LOVE the photography!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

you sound like my sister. she burned our neighbor's field one year, trying to burn the weeds in the ditch. then she almost caught curtains on fire at the holiday inn while trying to see if she could burn alcohol inside a straw from her drink...

Rose said...

Why does Bob have pots for melting lead--just wondering cause husband casts his own bullets. Wondering what other use there is for melting led...sinkers for fishing maybe.

Cranberry Morning said...

LOL. Keep this up and you'll get arrested!

I think that pine cone needs to dry out a bit before it will burn. Use last year's pine cones that you've stored in the attic just for this purpose. right. lol

Pam :) said...

I just gathered some pine cones yesterday and wondered if the they would burn in our outdoor firepit.

Kathy said...

That pine cone better burn or it will make fools out of all of us who swore up and down yesterday that of course pine cones burn!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL
Mad Snapper if I read your smoke signals correctly they were puffing
VOTE FOR MADI...
Hugs Madi and Mom
PS excellent pictures. I'm so glad you are going to by my official photographer you have a very creative mind.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are just fabulous shots even if the pine cone didn't catch fire!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the shot of all the smoke. So even if things didn't go quite as smoothly as you had hoped for,you got great pictures in the process.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This post and the last one had me fascinated with your experiment. :)

Deb said...

you would get along great with my hubby...he loves to build fires..really really big fire....

Susannah said...

yes! Pine cones do burn! they have to be dry.

Anita Johnson said...

How fun! I love watching pine cones burn, they retain their structure until the very end.

Ann said...

I like your fire pot, very cool. I've often thought about having a fire pit in the back yard because I love to watch a good fire. I guess I'm a pyromaniac too....lol

Miss Debbie said...

This is funny Sandra! We have used pine cones to start fires in our wood burning stove. They are almost like kindlin'...if they are dry enough!

Cloudia said...

Enjoyed this WAY too much, Ha Ha Pyro-confession!

And the SMELL? Heavenly!


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George said...

You mean we have to wait another day for the rest of the story? The pine cone should be burning.

Madge Bloom said...

Lol... you made me smile!

SquirrelQueen said...

You are too funny. I've never tried to burn a single pine cone. Usually I had a big fire going and threw on the cones as an added extra.

Betty Manousos said...

love your flame photos a lot!

the smell of wood burning fires is great...i can almost smell burning wood in my nose...thanks to your photos!

your humour is priceless, pyromaniac friend! you made me smile! lol

DawnTreader said...

whoa, that's a lot of smoke you've got going there... Maybe it would have been easier to set fire to the cone without all that extra stuff?!

Chatty Crone said...

Maybe we do need to watch you a little bit around fires. lol sandie