Thursday, October 1, 2009

More Signs of Fall

fire wood
Last weekend, we received a big delivery of firewood - a cord to be exact. Another sign that fall is in full swing. Wheelbarrow in tow, it took a few hours to get all of this wood into the backyard. The hard part was deciding where to put it. After much deliberation, it was decided that the best spot would be underneath a pine tree next to the garden and about 20 feet from the back porch. Even though I've never had any issues with my back, I definitely felt the soreness in my bones after the last log was put into place. All that's left to do now is to place a tarp over it to keep it dry.

This is the first home that I've lived in with a working fireplace. The only stipulations that I had when we did our housing search was 1) a fireplace and 2) enough land for a nice sized garden. Everything else I felt as though I could live without. I would also love to install a wood-burning stove one of these days.

There's nothing more comforting than a roaring fire on a damp and chilly fall evening. Aside from looking pretty and adding some heat to the room, I'd like to do a bit of research on how you can use your fireplace to cook or bake as well. At the very least, I'll have to grill some toast one of these days.


  1. Stacking that wood is hard work, but honestly, isn't it better than money in the bank? Nothing quite like a crackling fire.

  2. Ah, but you will enjoy your wood fire in the winter. Wood fires are such a great thing. Lucky you.

  3. Oh Thomas, How we love our wood fires in the fireplace. We also buy our wood --and stack it ourselves. We have this year's supply (buy it a year ahead of time so that it will be good and ripe)--but will buy next year's supply sometime this fall.

    Enjoy your fires. We use ours ALL winter---and most of the time, down there, in lieu of the furnace.

  4. We love a real fire. So much that we have 2 log burners and a coal fire that we use regularly. You can't beat that radiant heat and flamey glow. You have managed to capture it really well in your picture, I find them hard to photograph.

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