So out here in the Sounds it's a given that we have a fire. There's so much wood lying around it's easy and inexpensive. There are many pine plantations (the national weed) which are thinned at regular intervals. These thinnings are often quite large trees - perfect for fire wood.
Keeping warm starts here:
Then there's a wee amount of effort required. And yes, some did fall down the bank which is a regular occurrence if I do the stacking. Who'd have thought there was a science to wood stacking!
When the wood's dried some we move it so make room for more, and to keep it dry.
And finally: what we've been aiming for all along.
Of course this is time consuming and takes a fair amount of energy so there is an alternative.
Nah, not quite the same ambience is it? Guess all that effort is worth it after all. Must remind my self of that next time I'm in the forest trying to haul logs with my man.
Do you enjoy a fire? Or do you prefer the ease of flicking a switch and having instant warmth?