Lone Pine Cone-Fun With Kids

My son gathered a few items from the forest floor over the weekend. Mainly pine cones and pine needles and a few rocks. Today when I got home from work he was busy setting them up in the back yard. Trying to build a wall of rocks dirt and pine cones.

He asked, “do we have any dynamite?”

I explained that we didn’t have any dynamite.

He asked, “do we have a bucket so we could put some bark and pine cones in to start a fire in the bucket?”

I asked why we needed to start a fire in a bucket?

He said, “to blow up the rocks!”

I didn’t want to be a big party pooper, but we weren’t going to start a bonfire in the backyard tonight.

So I asked if a candle would do…..

He said, “sure.”

Whew! This was a going to be a minor explosion!

So today’s photo comes from the set up of the minor explosion to bring down the rock wall. The wall is in the left hand portion of the frame. The wall came down and nobody was injured.

Photo a day 282/366

This is the second pine cone that I remember in this years 366 project, the other one can be found here. And the rest of years photos can be seen in the 2012 photo a day gallery

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  • afroniquely | shae Oct 9, 2012 @ 23:13

    Hi Doug, I replied to a posting you made in the Headway Themes forum, but decided to also ask here. Can you please share how you got this fixed? Clicking the comments link at the top of the post brings me to
    the Disqus comment section below the post. Please share how you got this
    issue resolved. I’m having a similar issue on my site. I’m using headway themes and disqus comment system.

    • Doug S Oct 9, 2012 @ 23:31

      Hi, I haven’t checked the Headway support in awhile I guess. Are you fairly comfortable with a text editor? I opened up the comments.php and disqus.php files in the disqus_comment_system folder, that’s in the plug-in folder, that is inside the wp-content folder… In each file I searched for the disqus_thread and replaced it with comments. So I’ll have to make these changes again when Disqus updates its file… I’ll have to download a fresh copy of the plug in files to refresh how many I had to change but I think I changed it 2 times in both files and it works. I can’t believe that we have not heard anything from Headway on this issue… we should be able to change the #comments to whatever we wish…I’ll actually contact Disqus again to let them know of my fix to see if there is anything they can do to change this… hope this helps!

      • afroniquely | shae Oct 10, 2012 @ 3:58

        YAY!! Thanks so much, I am going to do just that and then I’ll let you know if it worked for me. And yes..I’m not afraid to dabble with the text editors (I’m a Visual Artist in Graphic and some Web by trade) hehe 🙂

        • Doug S Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:25

          Great, let me know if you run into any problems…. if so I’ll do it again and write down the line numbers etc.. 🙂 You should definitely be able to handle these edits, my text edit skills are fairly rudimentary! 🙂

          • afroniquely | shae Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:23

            Whooo!! It worked! Thanks..and yes it will indeed be a pain once they update and to continually have to do it manually. Turns out Gary from Headway says that disqus isn’t really trying to work on making it work good with headway…so until then, we must manually do this each update. But it took all of 30 seconds- 1 minute to just open up FTP, locate the files, open in an editor, click control+F, type in the “disqus_thread” search term, enter, and replace them with comments. Thanks Doug!!

          • Doug S Oct 10, 2012 @ 17:48

            @shae101s:disqus Great! it will be a pain, but its a small one… a minute or two. 🙂 I sent a note to the Disqus help desk and will post here what they say, I shared with them my fix… Can’t believe these two can’t behave like adults. 🙂