Moving where it is cold is something that I had always told my husband I wanted to do. He grew up around snow, and he told me that it may not be as wonderful as I was thinking it was. I didn’t believe him, and I still don’t! I love everything there is about living in a higher elevation where things are much cooler throughout the year. Last month, I talked to him about putting in a fire pit and he agreed that it would be a nice addition to our backyard. It makes our new home more enjoyable than it already is.
Our place is in a wooded area. When we moved in, we noticed that the previous owners had dug out a campfire pit in the backyard. They even left behind the benches that were sitting around it. The benches were made of logs that had been split in half and reminded me of something you would find at an old cabin. They were perfect. Our kids loved going outside to make a campfire, and we would all go out there together on many weekend evenings to talk, roast marshmallows or hot dogs over the hot fire.
It became apparent that my family loved the time we spent around the campfire. But I felt that we needed something more professional looking, and we would need the help of an expert. I called a company that specializes in putting in fire pits. They helped me to figure out what would be best. They wanted to know if I wanted one that is gas or would work with wood only. My husband brings home a lot of firewood and we love the smell of burning wood, so that seemed best. I picked out some beautiful tiles to have laid out for us to walk on around the pit, too. They did a really nice job and we all love it.