He used some of the bricks left from the old house to make a pad for the stove.
|Leveling out the ground to get started|
The black mat came from the bed of the diesel truck I wrecked .
It makes it easier to walk on if for example it's been raining and the grounds a little wet.
I've been needing a table for some workspace for awhile. I've looked around several places for tables and even the camping tables many places carry now, but on an income of $900 a month even though they really aren't that expensive there was always something that we needed more.
Mars decided to make a work table from one of the pallets he'd been saving. Notice the whole top has slats unlike most pallets. The legs are part of one of the old cedars that we cut down here a couple of years ago. He set the posts and also used the top of the porch for even more stability.
We use a tarp to cover the stove in the summer when it's not in use and move it to the barn during the winter.
The outdoor sink is just a few feet away but there is also a hose I can use to fill the canners, wash my hands, rinse off stuff, etc... so I set up a hose right by the table.
There is talk about building a clay oven someday. That would be cool!