Friday, October 28, 2011
Our county is under a freeze warning, and a winter storm warning for good measure. In response, I have the front porch loaded with firewood.
This morning, I awoke at 5am. Coming downstairs, I was greeted by a wave of warmth emanating from a still hot wood stove. Stopping to pile in some split dry wood, I moved to the kitchen where coffee beans and a grinder waited.
By the time the coffee perc'ed, the fire had blazed up and I was able to shut the stove doors again.
Outside, it is 34 degrees. In the living room, as I sip stunningly good coffee, it's 80 degrees.
I have a window open to let in a cool morning breeze.
That is wood stove magic.