Here are some new pictures to show the work I've been doing compared to the last batch of pictures. I did a lot of burning in the barrel because we still don't have water but we have put up a deposit to get a water meter put in. When the barrel is full, I usually sit back relax and take it easy until it is time to add more wood.
I only had to stir up the coals from the week before and it started right up when I added sticks. It must have been really hot to stay going for a whole week.