The word free gets my Scottish blood moving faster. Earlier this week I noticed that a neighbor was taking down a chimney and placing the bricks along the side of their driveway. I wanted to stop and ask them what they planned to do with the used bricks but not wanting to appear pushy, I didn’t.
When I drove by the next time and saw the “Free” sign I almost postponed going where I was headed to eagerly pick up all the free bricks that I could handle. But, I’m proud to say that I continued on to my appointment and a couple of hours later the bricks were still there waiting for me.
The Cottage Master and I loaded many brick and left many others. They are all covered in mortar and will need lots of TLC to clean them. I plan to have them cleaned and ready to use in the garden this spring. What is the best way to chip away at that mortor?