VIEW TOWARD THE CHAPEL AND OUR GARDEN
THE CORNER OF THE COURTYARD IS WHERE THE FIRE PIT WILL BE LOCATED.
Last week my husband finished his all-summer-long project. He has said, more than once and to several people, that if he knew how much work it was going to entail, he would not have undertaken it. But as we walk out onto our new patio and up the impressive stone stairs, we are both glad he completed it. With cold weather setting in, it will be next spring before we can enjoy it.
A fire pit in matching stone will sit in the farthest corner from the stairs. We intend to purchase a kit that includes the stone to make a circular pit with an iron inner rim and attached grill grate. The grate is on a pin that enables it to swing out over the fire when we want to do some campfire cooking.
Suddenly our century-old barn home has a modern patio courtyard attached to the lower level entrance to the dairy barn stable. The mix of primitive old and new is charming.