I enjoyed a nice Sunday around the house, cleaned the studio and then had our first barbecue of the season. Rick brought the table and chair set from the cottage and Jared helped him with the grill. Justin and Keeley came over for hot dogs, hamburgers, and salad. Keeley made a delicious chocolate and vanilla pudding pie.
I don't think we had the deck at this time last year. It makes spring feel like it comes earlier because it's so much warmer up there off the snowy ground.
There's still more than 2 feet of snow off the front of the deck. It had been in the high 60s or low 70s earlier in the day but got pretty chilly by the time we finished dinner. Came inside and lit some logs in the fireplace.
Yesterday I did a bisque firing using a cone 04 in the kiln sitter. It fired for about 6 hours before the kiln sitter shut it down. The bottom witness cones were 05 06 07 and the 05 and 06 bent fairly well. The witness cones on the top two shelves practically dissolved, leaving parts of the cones on the shelves. Guess those two shelves are hotter than the bottom one.