How to Move a Fire Pit

Posted by F&S

Last week, Martha went antiquing and found a gigantic metal vat and she thought it would be great to use as an outdoor fire pit.  It was too big for her to take, so she sent Uncle Carlos with the pickup and, of course, he took us along for the ride.  It wasn’t such an easy mission because that thing weighs a ton.  Come and have a look.

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Martha bought this huge iron vat and sent us with Uncle Carlos to pick it up.

1 Martha bought this huge iron vat and sent us with Uncle Carlos to pick it up.

Hmmm - looks pretty heavy for just Carlos - any ideas for how to get it into the pickup?

2 Hmmm - looks pretty heavy for just Carlos - any ideas for how to get it into the pickup?

I think we need a few strong men, but I don't see any troops around here.

3 I think we need a few strong men, but I don't see any troops around here.

Excuse us, sir - you look strong but not strong enough to lift this thing.

4 Excuse us, sir - you look strong but not strong enough to lift this thing.

Now you're talking!!!  A forklift is just what we need!

5 Now you're talking!!! A forklift is just what we need!

Work the levers, mister!

6 Work the levers, mister!

Now that's what I call a job well done!

7 Now that's what I call a job well done!

Back at the farm - now we just have to figure out how to get this thing off of the pickup.

8 Back at the farm - now we just have to figure out how to get this thing off of the pickup.

That's right, Wilmer.  We need four stones placed right there.

9 That's right, Wilmer. We need four stones placed right there.

It's a good thing that we have a very strong crew of men.

10 It's a good thing that we have a very strong crew of men.

Easy does it, guys.  One, two, three - LIFT!

11 Easy does it, guys. One, two, three - LIFT!

Walk it down this way.  And whatever you do, DON'T LET IT DROP!

12 Walk it down this way. And whatever you do, DON'T LET IT DROP!

Guys - set it very gently right there on top of those stones.

13 Guys - set it very gently right there on top of those stones.

Now, make sure it's level.  I can eyeball it for you.

14 Now, make sure it's level. I can eyeball it for you.

Hey, is this some kind of joke?

15 Hey, is this some kind of joke?

Hey - what's going on here?

16 Hey - what's going on here?

Seriously, guys - what's going on?

17 Seriously, guys - what's going on?

This really isn't very funny.

18 This really isn't very funny.

Comments (12)

  • Wow GK you sure are getting big, what a handsome puppy you are.
    Sharkey & Franny, GK is getting so big now how will you ever boss him around now?
    That is one big vat you could fill it full of water and swim in it.
    Happy week ahead.
    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

  • F & S - Fire Pit?? You could drop that into the ground and have a swimming pool for God's sake. What was your mother thinking??? Or maybe she told you it's a fire pit and it's an outdoor location for time outs when you don't behave. It better not give my mom any ideas.

    Well mom played golf all weekend so I spent most of my days on the recliner with dad watching the masters - very exciting. Glad to see Phil won after having such a tough year with his wife and mom fighting cancer.

    This morning I have yard work to do with mom, she is home from work but then leaving me AGAIN to go to the Phillies home opener, she loves baseball so do I. I'll be wearing my Phillies shirt watching the game today - GO PHILLIES!!!

    Zoe

  • I always love reading your blog!! I look forward to it each and every day.... Franny has the most expressive face!! GK is getting bigger by leaps and bounds... And Sharky is so cute!! They all seem very helpful aroiund the farm.

  • A new take on French Onion Soup?

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    How does Uncle Carlos do it? Handling the 3 of you now, not just 2 anymore, has to be difficult.Did G.K. go to training school, or have the two of you been engaged to teach him his manners? I noticed he didn't run off while the fire pit was moved. I think it would make a better swimming pool than fire pit. With the big ears that we Frenchies have I get worried around fire. Mom and I are working outside today--it is supposed to be 75. Yeah!!!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi Francesca, Sharkey and GK: That sure is a big vat, and it took a lot of real strong men to move it. You two supervised them really well. I see GK wanted to help too. He is getting bigger by the day.

    It was really nice here this weekend. Momma and Daddy went to a seafood restaurant for lunch on Sunday and then walked on the waterfront. Ugh! I don't like fish. It was early so there wasn't hardly anyone around. They did say that there were a couple of people walking their pups and everyone was well-behaved. They will take me to the beach perhaps this coming weekend. I have never walked on the beach before.

    Momma said that with that new fire pit, your mom could roast some chicken for the 3 of you to eat, but no hot dogs cause they have too much fat in them. Maybe if they were made with turkey. Hmmmmmm...

    Well, I think I shall have me a sunbath. It's a wonderful warm day and I can't wait for my walk with daddy. Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Hey guys Tallulah here what is your mom thinking? a fire Pit? how is she i mean how is the help ever gonna get the ashes out of this cauldron without falling in!!! I think she would be better off filling it in with dirt and planting beautiful flowers in it! hope u guys had a nice week-end I sure did I watched everyone in the neighborhood doing yard work while i layed on my sofa and caught some rays. Tallulah

  • Hot dogs get your hot dogs here *ducks flying bones* Hey, it's baseball season now. :lol:

    So a fire pit hmmm? The farm is certainly looking very pretty and green. It makes me so happy to see the three of you hanging out together. I knew Franny would come around soon.

    So I see by Uncle Kevin's tweet on Saturday that you all flew up to Skylands over the weekend on business. Hope you had fun up in between important meetings.

  • LOL
    You 3 look so cute in the vat. Were you scared?

  • Hi Girl Friends&GK, All three of you fantastic dogs certainly do a great bunch of jobs there on the farm. I am not sure that the farm crew would be able to do as great a job on the farm without you three. They are pretty strong, but they sure need you to do things right. I still can't figure out why they put you three in that vat. Maybe they wanted to see how you felt about the size of it!? I think it will be a great fire pit. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Way too funny that photo of all you poor pups in the vat!

    hey am I stuck in the MS spam filter again? geesh this is getting old...help!

  • I always love reading your blog!! I look forward to it each and every day.... Franny has the most expressive face!! GK is getting bigger by leaps and bounds... And Sharky is so cute!! They all seem very helpful aroiund the farm.

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