Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Home Made Fire Pit: First Fire Pit of the Year

Dear Readers, Remember when I showed you our home made fire pit, which we put in about seven years ago? Here are the instructions and also, I wanted to share with you how much our children have grown and some pictures of us still using it.

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.
It's time to cut firewood for our homemade firepit.

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.
The girls and Garrett are going to make smores.
Garrett found some old sparklers and is having a lot of fun.
We love sitting around our campfire, which is situated near our creek.
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.
Harrison's girlfriend Nikki often joins us around the fire.
Time for my marshmallow to cook.
I love our evenings out here. We have fun family time together.
Here are some indoor shots of that cute white cabin. He put this wood stove in here, which is not a working stove, but just for looks. It once belonged to my Grandpa Irving. We love it.
The barn wood on the inside walls came from my father-in-law's old barn.
I twinkle lights add ambiance. It's a cozy place to rest or think, and can be used as a home office.
“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4 KJV

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