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All I’ll be thinking about is staying warm til Ground Hogs Day. This Jeremiah Johnston lifestyle is getting tiresome!

“The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region,” stated AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
“Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S.”

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I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.
Andrew Wyeth


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3 responses

  1. for my ref : Vogelzang 96,000 BTU Cast Iron Boxwood Stove, Model# BX26E [Misc.]
    The stove will burn wood. If you learn the damper and sliding front door platform vent, you can control the burn very nicely. On my stove, damper 1/2 closed and platform vent open 1/16″ will hold a 3 log burn for a couple of hours. I plan to install a second damper in the flue stack about 4 ft. up. This should give better control of the burn and greater heat dissipation. There ain’t nothin’ wrong with this stove, for the money. If it doesn’t work for you, then you probably shouldn’t be messin’ with wood heat. There is an art to fireplace and wood stove operation.

    November 14, 2014 at 6:06 pm

  2. “What is more cheerful, now, in the fall of the year, than an open-wood-fire? Do you hear those little chirps and twitters coming out of that piece of apple-wood? Those are the ghosts of the robins and blue-birds that sang upon the bough when it was in blossom last Spring. In Summer whole flocks of them come fluttering about the fruit-trees under the window: so I have singing birds all the year round.”
    ― Thomas Bailey Aldrich
    “There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.”
    ― Robert Lynd
    “There is a way to touch the angels of the skies: Gaining the trust of birds!”
    ― Mehmet Murat ildan
    “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”
    ― Harun Yahya
    “Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.”
    ― Plutarch
    “Give food to the birds, you will then be surrounded by the wings of love, you will be encompassed by the joys of little silent hearts!”
    ― Mehmet Murat ildan

    November 14, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  3. November 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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