Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Clean Out The Chimney

Apparently in New Zealand the phrase," Clean out the Chimney" refers to meth. 
Here that phrase means that we clean out the pipe much more frequently then the average wood burner due to our burning of less than perfect firewood.
This will make the 3rd chimney cleaning of the Winter heating season.
Hubby refuses to talk cockney to me or wear a top hat made of black construction paper.

If the Ladies Auxiliary of the VLCA stopped in to pay a fine afternoon visit I would certainly be embarrassed by the state of my hearth. Nor would I be able to serve a decent tea. I'd be the subject of neighborhood gossip for weeks. K, not like that's sumting new.
But this is the reality of wood heat. When it's an unusually warm afternoon and all hands are on deck this is what you do before the house chills down below 50.

Stove diff needs a good buffing of stove black. A task better left for another warm afternoon.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. I think it's great that you are using a stove and not relying on gas from the company. I've got a ways to go on being independent for cooking and heating energies. I've got 2 sun-ovens but can't use it for everything. Eventually, we'd like to build a rocket stove to use our pruned branches to cook with a skillet. (outdoors) Keep up the great blog!

  2. Thanks, but u know I jealous about those Sun Ovens not to mention your cooking ablitiy.
    Those rocket stoves are the bomb - cooking & yard waste managment.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest