We’ve had to light our wood burner and it’s still only August! After one of the hottest summers in my memory, this morning, the temperature suddenly dropped to unbearable levels. I wish the clever people would make their minds up about this global warming issue. One second we’re all evaporating off the surface of the earth, the next, we’re freezing our brass monkeys. Well, I am.
Had I Left The Windows Open?
When I got up on Sunday morning, it was raining. It had been forecast, but I didn’t expect the cold. I thought maybe I’d left the windows open all night and knocked a hole as big as a tractor in the wall, as you do (pulling a contorted face). It seems, though, everywhere in the UK was suffering from brass monkey weather. I had to keep reminding myself it’s August, 26th, not November 15th.
Lighting The Fire
So it was, the wood burner got commissioned into action and it wasn’t long before we were nice and toasty. I could have put the central heating on, but since we live off the grid as far as the gas is concerned, it gets a little expensive using LPG. It’s strange how a cold house can take on a different personality as soon as heat is introduced. I hate the cold, give me sun and warmth any day.
The only problem with the wood burner is that you can’t control it like an ordinary fire. It doesn’t have an on or off switch. You can control the airflow so it sort of burns slower, but that’s about it. You can guess what’s coming, can’t you? Yes, before too long, we were like a couple of oven-ready chickens! I think we both agreed though, it’s better to be too warm than too cold. Looking at the weather forecast on T.V. they’re telling us that the weather will improve through the forthcoming week. Stay warm wherever you are.
A proper article on how to use a woodburner.