Monday, November 11, 2013

Fire Circle Update

Last Weekend we finally got around to clearing our fire circle (which tends to get totally overgrown in the Summer) and we added some much needed improvements! This year Eric put down weed stopper gardening fabric and gravel around the pit, giving it a much more finished look and hopefully cutting down on the amount of clearing we have to do next year. Here are some pictures of the updated look.

Eric working on spreading gravel

Echo supervises the work

Finished and our first fire of the year!

After these pictures were taken we added more gravel and border bricks. It is already a much more pleasant place to hang out. We have plans to put in benches and fix the death trap of a staircase that leads down to the back yard at some point but that might have to wait until next year. In the mean time it's nice to have the back yard transformed in to a more usable space.


  1. SO cool- you make me want to own a home!

    1. You are welcome to join us for a fire circle any time! Owning a home is great but a ton of work, especially on a fixer upper like ours. If Eric wasn't handy and didn't enjoy doing home improvement projects it wouldn't be nearly as manageable.