As with all things we do, our project to install our woodstove at the executive deer stand has gone slowly. About a year ago, some friends helped me cut a hole in our perfectly good roof and feed a stovepipe through it. Emily thinks we stalled like that for a year, but I prefer to think of that year as all-season, extreme weather testing. Finally, in the last few weeks, we found a little room to breathe in our schedule and finished actually attaching the stove to the well-tested stovepipe!
The funny thing is that we actually bought the stove about 4 years ago. Four years ago we were optimistic on how long it would take us to build the cabin…”oh, about 6 months, right?” Yeah…right…
Anyhow, we fired up the stove with the first fire and it was glorious! Although it was an unseasonable 70 degrees, it will still absolutely wonderful to enjoy its heat. I was a little ridiculous, but I bet I ran back and forth outside ten times watching for smoke in the chimney…I just wanted to see it work! Of course, it was a good fire so didn’t produce much smoke which was good and bad I guess.
And what will we burn in this stove you ask? We just happened to have to cut down a few trees at our house. The lumberjacks left the tree cut up in sections, but unsplit on the ground where it dropped. All together, I think we had wood from 4 or 5 trees. We burned a bunch in the firepit but still have a really good pile of wood….or actually, several really good piles.
At first, I wanted to buy a woodsplitter but decided to rent one instead…right decision. We knocked out splitting a lot of wood in a weekend and hauled it to our woodshed at the deer stand over the course of a few weeks…
So, now we can let it snow and blow. Assuming we can get near the cabin, we can be plenty warm!
6 thoughts on “Oh my woodness”
Executive deer stand looking good!
Nice stove. Did you roast the beetles and eat them?
Looks like a good fire to me.
Those beetles are far too cool to eat. I love finding them and wish I was inclined to keeping bug habitats as I would love to look at them often…maybe I’ll always keep a woodpile as I am sure they will be there!
I’m with you. I would love to buy a wood splitter but just can’t justify it since they are so darn cheap to rent for a day. I also don’t need to add onto my garage to make a place to store it.
It happened! W00t!
It’s amazing how slowly some projects can go… and then( *suddenly*) you see your plans and hard work pay off! Congratulations, Pattersons!
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