One of the most popular activities this past weekend had to be having a fire in your backyard fire pit. At one point on Saturday night, we had 4 going in our neighborhood alone! Some pits are big, others are smaller and can be rolled right out onto your driveway. Several years ago my wife found a design that she liked that involved using an old tractor tire rim as the interior of the pit and then building up landscaping bricks around it. After a friend dropped off the rim, I got to work! I think it turned out pretty good!

Ryan Brainard

The only thing more important than the actual fire pit itself is having a line on a supply of wood. Buying it can get expensive. Fortunately, my folks on the farm supply us with lots of nice dry wood. You'd be surprised how fast you go through it! Saturday night's fire only lasted a couple of hours, but we went through six to eight pieces of wood.

Ryan Brainard

Remember to burn safely when using your fire pit. We have a challenge at our house with three kids and a dog running around! My kids always want to help start the fire, but that's a job for dad! And until that fire is done, never leave it unattended! Stay safe and have fun huddling around the flames this spring and summer!