My lovely parents came down for the weekend to help. My mother took it upon herself to help me clean my house (always a good thing), and my father helped Country Boy install the fire.
The old fire was very small and didn’t really keep the house warm. I really feel the cold (pity the farm isn’t in Queensland), so I was keen to get it in early before it gets too cold.
After they pulled the old fireplace out, they had to patch the hole. They then built a hearth with fibre cement and tiles.
After that they pulled back the roof and cut a hole for the chimney to get through.
Country Boy picked a whole lot of little pumpkins on Sunday, so I stuck them along the mantle piece until they are needed (or I light the fire). Very Autumnal looking 🙂