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Chimney cleaning 2024-01-06

Every year about this time, I wonder, why is the wood stove smoking so much?

I took the stovepipe off the top, but there was no creosote in there.

Finally I looked up at the roof. Yep, chimney screen completely clogged up.

Just like 2019, 2020, and 2022.

[Clean chimney screen]
Clean chimney screen

That’s the after picture.

I didn’t take a before picture, because I was busy trying not to slip off the dew-wet morning roof. Maybe you can see my white knuckles in the reflection.


Cast Iron Cookery Wall 2023-12-17

Gretchen has so many cast iron pots and pans that they’re hard to find in drawers and cabinets, so we’ve taken to hanging them on walls.

[Cast iron on the wall and behind the wood stove]
Cast iron on the wall and behind the wood stove

Here she is admiring the result:
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Fire in wood stove 2020-11-17

It’s that time of year.

[Heat and light]
Heat and light

Plenty of dead oaks to cut up for firewood.

That’s good, but also troubling: too many dead trees due to spells of drought and heat.

Here’s a brief video: Continue reading