An old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden. 

A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an object has functionality and could be repurposed instead of throwing it away. It turns out that the old fire pit wanted to be a kitchen herb garden. 

After drilling holes in the bottom for drainage, I filled the basin with soil and added plants. Now we have an herb garden and the old metal fire pit has a new purpose.

Below you can see the fire ring I built using concrete masonry blocks and premixed mortar. Pro tip: Don’t forget to level your ground. You can run strings and use levels to get a solid foundation.

Now tell me what you have upcycled!

Backyard Sandbox

facebooktwitterinstagramrssHome About Buy The Book Activities News Events ContactSagan and Solen were surprised when they got home from school and found a brand new sandbox their Papaw and I built for their 6th birthday!  We were able to acquire the cedar lumber from...

Upcycled Herb Garden

facebooktwitterinstagramrssHome About Buy The Book Activities News Events ContactAn old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden.  A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an...

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

I have spent the last several weeks building miniatures for the first ever Faerie Garden contest in the crown jewel of Palestine, the Davey Dogwood Park. From mini farmer’s markets to mini sweet shops and houses, almost everything in this scene is organic and...

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

We had enough collards for a meal! Turns out Daniel's brother, Solen loves to eat (and harvest) them. We will harvest again in another week or so. Our garden is the gift that keeps on giving. Planting instructions for collards (Zone 8, Southwestern US): Prepare and...

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