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Up In Smoke

Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 10:57 AM

Brrrr....It's -4 at the farm this morning, though that's not close to the -22 our friends that live in a small town in southern Colorado have this morning. When we followed the seasons with our RV, this time of year we'd likely be in the deserts of Arizona or southern California, and I'd email them the warm temperatures we were experiencing down south. I'm still able to brag about the warm temperatures we have compared to them, but somehow -4 just doesn't sound that great.

The ACME Automated Snowthower changed attachments this morning and is now the ACME Automated Chainsaw. This "machine" is much like the snowthrower as it is completely self sufficient and operates without supervision of any kind. I guess our wood pile doesn't look big enough as Tom is adding more fuel to the pile.

I have to admit that we are not one bit frugal with our heating fuel use this winter. The carbon furnace (wood stove) runs 24 hours a day, and we've got keeping the farm house toasty warm down pat. Bank the stove at night, reload once in the middle of the night and the house is 68 when we get out of bed when the temp dips into minus territory.

It's true that heating with wood is messy with the wood chips dropped from bringing wood in, and the ashes floating about on the way out the door, but the up in smoke heating between these events sure beats paying the electric company.



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