Moving to the country meant a few things; a quieter life, the stars above us and campfires in the summer. There are many other factors that make country life desirable but after we lived in the city for many years we were used to not having the ability to sit next to a fire at night. At the first sign of smoke the neighbors would call the National Guard out.
One of my first projects building a proper fire pit. When we moved in there was a perfect fire pit spot available but the previous owners used it as a dump pile. It took weeks to dig through the broken glass, plastic pieces, road cones, plungers wood of all shapes and sizes and unknown metal objects. I dug and dug and dug and nothing was coming of it. So…we lured our friend Lou out with the promise of a waffle breakfast and a true country living experience. He helped dig out the hole and move many awkwardly heavy cinder blocks around our property. I even let him drive the John Deere all around. Once the sand was in the bottom and the cinder blocks were in place we back filled with dirt and laid rocks around the edge. Everything we used in the fire pit were found items around our property. We are still wondering what to do with the massive mound of rock and cinder blocks that we discovered a few weeks ago. I’m sure we can figure something out.
Lou and Bruce the fire pit builders
Lou enjoying the country life.
Missed the actual fall but I was so close ~ Elizabeth