A New Firepit on the Homestead

| 12/12/2014 10:09:00 AM

Tags: Homestead, Repurpose, Recycle, Pigs, Fire Pit, Gardening, Growing Asparagus, Itzy Bitzy Farm, Susan Berry,

Susan BerryIn every home we have lived in, we have built an outdoor fire pit. And our homestead now is no different. We hope to remove some trees and landscape the yard surrounding the house next year. There was an overgrown unsightly clump of trees in the front yard that I hoped to take out and seed for lawn. When we started cutting into the mass of brambles and dead branches we discovered that the bed was edged with large flat stones. Well, we were very happy to discover these beauties since we had just discussed saving up for store-bought landscape stones to build a fire pit in our backyard. Here is the bed that we removed after taking the stone edge down. 


After moving all the stones, we realized we had enough for two new projects. One was to build the fire pit. We like dry stacking but decided for safety we would mortar the top layer in place. 


Our friends came for the celebratory first fire.


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