First task was to clean out the old ash. More about that job in another post.
Jamie's suggestion, which I liked, was to elevate our fire logs with some type of steel grate. I had these strips of rebar left over from construction, so used them. This will allow the air to flow freely around and under the wood giving a cleaner faster burn.
Next he helped Mary with selecting two items. The propane torch seen above makes lighting the fire so much easier.....................
................ and the wood pellets will act as an excellent fire starter. Jamie is a big fan of wood pellets and would have a pellet stove in a minute.
This is a small sample of our stash of firewood for the winter. We have about 6 cords that have been drying for two years so we hope we have enough.
So there you have it and the final results can be seen above ............ one cozy, crackling fire to sit beside. Thanks for all your help Jamie.