Sunday, May 2, 2010
New Fire Pit
As you know, we greatly value the value of an outdoor fire. Late in the day, we rushed off to Lowe's and bought a piece of roofing metal and them sliced it into four two-foot pieces. Luckily, we were able to drill out matching holes for each of the pieces and, luckily, had the hardware to put it all together. We laid down a matrix of concrete blocks and then placed the windscreen atop. We attached some bale-ing wire to bridge spikes to anchor the chimney.
As luck would have it, we had a bundle of dry firewood from Almo, Idaho, down by City Of Rocks. As lack of luck would have it, we had no Boy Scout Juice (AKA: Charcoal lighter). HUM...what to do? I quickly grabbed the blow torch that we used to burn weeds and roast chiles down in Arizona. It's a danged dangerous tool, that's for sure. Use it wrong and you can get burned. Anyway, I lit the torch and blew up a fire and only lost all the hair on my left hand. That's not too bad, all things considered.
It was a good First Fire, that's for sure. We burned up the whole bundle of Almo firewood. We both loved it. There's nothing like a fire to bring our the best of an evening!
Posted by John Parsons at 9:21 PM