Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baby it's Cold Outside

We have had our first negative temp for this year. This morning it was -4 when we got up. I am not complaining. I love Maine. I love the snow. Each season is unique. You definitely know when winter is here. Well folks, winter is HERE! No doubt about it. We have completely given up our fuel oil habit. We are still tied to propane for the logs in the living room. We use that fireplace to heat the main house. This little wood stove in the kitchen does a great job of keeping us warm and cozy in the back. All that cutting and splitting from last summer is now being put to excellent use. After a morning out putting in hay and watering the animals we are back inside stoking up the fire and having a warm cup of coffee.
After the wood burns down to coals we put in this creosote removing log in to burn. I don't know if this really works or not. It is suppose to prevent chimney fires from creosote build up. Anyone use them? What do you think?
Enough wood to last for the day. We are set. Cozy and warm.
You know the stove is hot when the kitty starts to steam........
and a pup takes up residence on the hearth rug.
Just look at those eyes. More warm wishes from Mainely Ewes Farm.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

We use the logs about once every 2 weeks but also try to catch a warm day a couple times during the winter to run the chimney brush down. Just love the warm cozy home you guys have created. Have a blessed weekend

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How cold but how cozy. The dog is adorable. My dog always finds a good spot in front of the fireplace when we have a fire too.

katiegirl said...

I'm so jealous of your wood stove in the kitchen! I'd love to have one in the kitchen of our next house! Or at least one at all.... :-) Stay warm up in Maine!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Isn't it great there are so many different climates in our country? We wouldn't do well at all in Maine winter weather and bet you wouldn't enjoy our Texas dry brown winter - that wood stove looks wonderful - we keep wishing we'd put in a stove instead of fireplace - but not changing now! Weather outside is chilly but inside you are toasty and warm - hooray for winter!

NancyDe said...

Very cozy!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

We don't have a woodstove but wish we did sometimes. But working folks like us aren't home Mon-Fri to keep it stoked. Sure would save a lot of money to be able to keep it going 24/7.

Lili said...

We love our woodstove and this year we are exclusively using bio bricks instead of wood. They burn clean, keep us toasty and are much easier to handle than wood. The price is a little higher than wood, but we'll see how we fare this winter in terms of how long our 2 tons last. (equivalent to 2 cords). stay toasty! ~Lili

Sandra said...

I love a wood fire but it bothers Dave's breathing so we're using gas logs. Home is expecting a lot of snow as is central VA. The place we're living while Dave receives treatments, heats with a heat pump. And I use the word "heat" lightly; we're freezing to death. I've got on a bathrobe, over my clothes, just to sit at the table and type.
Thank you for the cozy visit, it warmed me good and plenty.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Country Girl said...

We burn wood exclusively too. We have back up furnace but have yet to use this year...hoping we don't! We don't use those blocks but I've seen them. MM cleans the chimney out every year to prevent fire.