The camp fire was a huge success. Not only did it get the kids to complete their chores, it got them outside and active for several hours. Today was the warmest day this year (we hit 70-degrees!), and we're expecting more cold for the foreseeable future, so we took advantage of it. Little #5 enjoyed playing in mud and swinging.
We made "hobo dinner" - which is a hamburger, potatoes, carrots, onions, and some seasoning in a tinfoil packet cooked in the hot coals of the camp fire. Tasty! So much so that #1 was asking for everyone's onions, and we had no leftovers in any of the packets! No complaints from any of the kids, and the only dishes at the end of dinner were six forks and a silicone oven mitt!
The fire also helped to clear out some of the brush pile, as well as creating ash that will be mixed with the rabbit manure, which will be added to the soil for our container and raised beds this year.
To make it even better, the cherry on top, is that every member of the family took a shower before bed, with no arguing!
I am excited to see how well the hobo meals go over in the fall when we can add our own home grown vegetables. Perhaps if we find time and have good luck, we could catch some fish this summer to try it with fish instead of hamburger.