The winter storm has come and gone, but after snow two out of the three previous days, it has piled up and may well remain until we experience a melt up this weekend. In fact, we now have the deepest snow we’ve had all winter and the longest cold spell yet. Our wood stoves were struggling to keep up. When we wake up it is 64 or 65 in the main rooms and the temps slowly rise to 70 or 71 if we are lucky. We didn’t have any of those days like we had over Christmas when the indoor temperature reached 75. I expect part of the blame is due to the high winds, but I also blame the high moisture content of the wood. It not only burns slower, we have to leave both dampers open wider and more heat goes up the chimney.
My big Fisher stove burns best with five or six pieces in it, so it chews threw wood at a rapid pace. We are making frequent trips to the wood pile.Continue reading “The Storm Bloweth Over and Ammo Prices Continue to Rise”