Last night saw us start clearing out our fire pit. It's been neglected since last summer and become very overgrown, so the big girl set about cutting back the grass. When she'd half finished we started our fire by giving the two smaller girls the job of rolling the paper and digging out the dried bits of kindling. They got to light it and although only one of the girls stayed with feeding the fire, the other two had the very important task of rolling on the floor with a space hopper and climbing the tree.
The result? A small area ready to dig for our pit kiln on a couple of weeks that we can explore smoke decorating and raku firing in.