Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to Keep Warm


The storm last May brought down a lot of trees near us, but the chaos of that Monday evening was offset by the nice collection of firewood for this winter that it produced. Several happy Spring days sawing, splitting, and stacking in order to get the wood nicely seasoned has made cold winter nights a lot more pleasant now. 

The sweet smell of woodsmoke, the peaty aroma of a fine dram.. the way to spend a January evening.

3 comments:

David Jeffery said...

Enjoy it while you can - global warming nut jobs will be complaining about you causing melting Attenboroughs and if they don't ban it the Health and Safety crowd will.

That Hideous Man said...

I'm told that burning naturally fallen timber is a very sustainable fuelsource, and highly approved by the green lobby...

David Jeffery said...

Well, obviously you haven't yet come across the ones who complain it should be left otherwise you get a lack of decomposing wood which reduces available fungus habitat which causes fungus to then attack healthy trees!

But I agree there is nothing better than an open fire. Particularly if you have a stack of old copies of Turn Of The Tide.