I much prefer burning garbage then a bonfire. Weird right? Burning wood just for fun seems like a waste to me. It's fun, but I need that wood for winter heat! Anyway, I walked around this burn cage for about a week without going near it. Then the day came....the inevitable....the burn can was full and I needed to do something about it! I slowly drag the can out to the fire pit. There it sits in the sun. It looks like nothing more then 4 screens hooked together and a bunch of money wasted. Hmmm.
There's no sending it back, he's already used it. I have no choice. Into the cage the garbage goes. I grab a napkin out of the pile and light it with my lighter. All I had to do was drop it in. Once. No relighting. No mixing. No making sure it's lit on all sides. I put the lid on and walked away. This might not be so bad after all. No half burned papers blowing across the yard. The ashes stayed hot in there for hours! I must have dropped 'just one more thing' in there 20 times...and every time it was gone when I came back.
I've realized that the nice thing about it is that I can throw small amounts in there, light it and walk away. If it goes out, then it goes out. It'll burn next time I throw something in. No more waiting till the can is full to burn. I can do it even on windy days. Half burned items eventually do burn completely and don't end up all over my yard in the meantime. Nothing is digging through my fire pit for half burned food packaging anymore. The only downsides are that we will have to take it out for bonfires and lets face it....it's ugly! I guess you can say I've come around to his way of thinking on this one. Don't tell him that though. There's no telling how he'd use that information! lol
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