Saturday, May 26, 2007

You load 16 tons......




In the last 4 days we have hauled used fire bricks and built a border around the pine trees in the backyard. Dave helped us load the brick from the Wyoming Lime Plant. the Lime Plant lines their kiln with firebrick and replaces all of it regularly dumping the old brick in a pile.

The bricks are varied in color and size. The color runs from gold to pink to rust red. they are keystone shaped and some are larger than others. The bricks have numbers molded into them probably indicating their size and where to put them in the kiln. They are quite heavy.

We picked through the brick pile to select unbroken, rather attractive bricks. We hauled them home and stacked them in the backyard.

Today we laid about half of them in a border around the trees.










4 comments:

CJ said...

Who would have thought that you could sweet-looking bricks for free! Or, for that matter, that the Frannie Lime Plant would have a webpage!

Sherrill said...

Oh my aching back. I just came back from working in my cousin's yard in Clermont, FL but it was easy compared to your hauling bricks. Pretty when finished!

Jason Hill said...

That looks fantastic! I wish I could have been there to lend a hand/back.

I wonder if I could find some used bricks like that for a project I've been dreaming about?

(I'm also liking the rainbow in your picture :)

Carol said...

They are "sweet-looking" bricks, CJ, come by and see them.
Hmmm, brick oven, I have been thinking fire-pit in front of the patio and fountain nearer the trees.