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September 01, 2008

First Fire

Well, I guess that's it, summer's over.  We hooked the wood stove up to the chimney today and enjoyed our first fire!
Those of you who have been around here for a while might recognize our lovely Jotul stove, which we were careful to remove from the old house before we listed it for sale last year (there was no way I was going to leave it behind!).
Of course, as soon as the fire really got going, the sun came out, and before too long we had all of the windows open to cool the house down.  The good news is, the smoke all went up the chimney where it belongs, so it passed the test run, and we can feel secure in the knowledge that we won't freeze this winter!  
There's been a lot going around here since we last spoke, so I'll try to be better about posting.
Happy September!

17 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful- the stove and the new title picture!

Michelle Ellis said...

Yay!!!!

I'm so glad you guys took that with you. It's so beautiful not to mention such a steal you got on it.(:

dawn said...

Oh the heat of a fire can't be beat. We have had a fire the last couple days. In fact we actually lit the stove a couple times in July it was so cold out. Of course like you we end up opening the windows. Today I made pickles and blanched beans and cooked supper on the wood stove. I also cleaned the stove this morning and we took down our pipe to check to see if it was at all plugged. It looked pretty good. I did a chicken coop building post today.

crallspace said...

I almost fired up our stove the other night... BUT... luckily the sun came out and warmed it up the next day.

BurdockBoy said...

Great stove. We found a woodstove next to a pile of wood used for the construction of our house. It turns out it's much more efficient than the one currently in the house (which is more antique-looking and was placed in the house to help sell the home as more charming) We've decided to put the old one in. I hope the landlords don't mind.

Carla said...

Love the stove. It looks fabulous in the new place. I thought summer had left, but it seems to be making a bit of a reappearance this week.

trying to live the good life said...

Congrats Cheryl on moving in!
....and I am still envious of your stove :-D !!
Monica

juliecache said...

I just found your blog while searching for a pear-ginger jam recipe. I will try it this weekend. We homeschool, too!

MeaganMonster said...

I would have scolded you if you had left that gorgeous stove behind.
Congrats on the test run!

Isle Dance said...

I just found your site...love it! :o)

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

...and I haven't been been in for ages and it's nice to see such a lovely photo of a very topical subject.

Its a beautiful stove, it must be such a joy to light it!

Irene

Carla said...

How is the house? Haven't heard from you in awhile.

Cheryl said...

Hi! Sorry I've been so lazy about blogging and responding to everyone's comments. I'm really hoping to have a normal life again soon!

Carla - The house is going well. I've been busy tiling bathrooms, and we're hoping to get started on the hardwood floors soon. With all the work around here, and with the kids back at their "school" activities, I don't seem to have much time for blogging lately. I'll try to do an update in the near future!

twotriplekayaks said...

yes! yes! more photos of the house please! :)

miss you guys,
tiffani

Suzanne said...

My comment is really related to a post from two years ago, wherein you explained that I can use my KitchenAid to churn butter. Thanks. You saved me a chunk of money.

Also, I just read through a bunch of old posts and added you to my blog reader, so now it might be nice if you started to post again . . .

Best,

Suzanne

ruralaspirations said...

Just wondering how you all are doing now that winter is setting in...

trying to live the good life said...

Cheryl:
So glad to see your house is up and running so well. Congratulations!
Long time no chat for sure.
I am here for a selfish reason and wondered if you would take a look at A-homesteading-neophyte.blogger.com (Phelan---whom I believe you used to keep up with when we all had more time :-D )
I also posted about it on my blog but her's tells the whole story. See December 8th and 9th posts please.
Monica

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