Its not unusual to think that a backyard fire pit is only for when autumn or the colder times of the year is upon us, however, the warmth and beauty of those majestic flames are hard to resist, and could surely be used and enjoyed during any time of the year. There are many events and occasions to enjoy with family and friends around a fire pit, regardless of the time of year. When the air is chilled, its nothing like being in some warm clothes, while still enjoying the warmth of flames coming from a fire pit.
Think of fire and the first thought that comes to mind is warmth or heat. Some people assume that it is pointless to start up a fire during the summer, when the days and nights are already warm enough, but, what some people need to understand is that there is more to a outdoor fire pit than just providing warmth. With the exception of the warmth it generates, the many wonderful benefits that an outdoor fire pit provides during the chillier times of the year, are every bit as enjoyable during the rest of the year.
There are so many things you can do around an outside fire pit. You can also use it to cook certain foods, like cooking those kabobs, or roasting marshmallows on long sticks. Its nothing like meats cooked over an open fire, and there's something about warming up the blood and fulfilling that appetite with heated food from an outdoor fire. With a fire that stays lit throughout the night, you can become more creative and versatile with your menu.
Want a gathering place for your family, that is a perfect place to sit and relax and get in some good family quality time ?, there's no better place than your fire pit. It is always a lot of fun to just sit around with close ones and reminisce and tell stories. It surely couldn't hurt to also have some mixed drinks like those margaritas made oh so well, or some nice tasting wine, and just sit around the fire, and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of crackling wood burning. You'll feel the festive mood brought on by dancing flames in the evening (you might end up dancing too depending how good those margaritas are, ha, and visualize the tranquil glow of embers settling down for the night.
If you have a permanently installed or one of the bigger fire pits, you can always place a cover over it during the very cold and snowy times. If you have a smaller or portable fire pit, you can take it inside or in the garage if you have one. A major appeal is the magic it has to make events more fun and more memorable. There is nothing more unique and enjoyable than celebrating an occasion by having a backyard campfire-type cookout with close friends or family members, or even roasting marshmallows over an open fire and chit chatting away. Your fire pit can be the centerpiece of these events in the springtime and in the fall, or during summer and in the winter.