Out in the country we noticed most of our neighbors had home-made fire pits. My husband decided to make one too. A two and a half ft. piece of galvanised pipe with a diameter of about eight feet across is used to begin. Make sure you buy the end piece because it has a finished edge, otherwise the top would be sharp.
Place the galvanized pipe about two inches into the ground, otherwise too much air gets underneath and burns too quickly. Between 97 and 107 interlocking bricks go around the pipe. A friend of ours used river rock and cement. It looks so beautiful, but needs constant repair as the extremes in temperature cause cracking. No problem with the interlocking bricks.
My husband takes the kids along the edge of the field where old trees have fallen into our creek. He gets a lot of good fire wood this way. The kids are a great help to him.
This cute little white house was moved here by my husband on a trailer. It was ugly and needed lots of work. He fixed it up and made a little cabin out of it. He put in wood flooring, barn wood on the interior walls and a couple of new windows.