I moved the patio stones from under the pergola to the back to be used as a patio for the fireplace and Laavu. A laavu is a Finnish wood shelter often used by campers/hunters/hikers/fishermen etc. throughout Finland. Mine needed a more pronounced area. I am happy with the results. I used a cub yard of sand and lots of elbow grease. The pad is constructed to comfortably fit a couple of Algonquin chairs and lava, in addition to the fireplace. The second pad is for occasional brush burning.
My next project for the kids. It was sitting on my sisters back lot for 21 years. We put on new wheels & brake/signals and drove it 150km to Ottawa. I plan to gut it totally before October and build it up in the new year after my Christmas contracts. And I am not crazy.....
Just a blog about what we and the kids are up to. Also some projects that I may be doing.