Cooking when the lights go out

Around here we lose power 6-10 times each winter due to trees falling on power lines. Not a big deal with our generator, but I wanted an option for cooking without electricity.

Enter the new firepit.

When you combine this with a dutch oven, you get a (relatively) easy way to prep full meals over an outdoor fire. Takes much more attention and tending, but perhaps that makes the meal taste better!

The cold frames you see in the background are now supplying us with our salad greens, and should do so for several more months.