Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Works For Me Wednesday

Here's what...


...My wood-burning stove. She is finally installed and was fired up yesterday. Here's a view through the window into the lovely flames...


This stove was built to heat a 2700 square foot space and she did a great job. With four overhead ceiling fans recirculating the warm air back down, and the smoke box blowing out warm air recycled from the smoke going up and out the chiminey...,


...we were a toasty bunch. We sat around the stove waiting for this pot of water to boil...


...so we could make the season's first batch of hot chocolate!


Don't you just LOVE fall? We do!

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26 comments:

Frugal Finds said...

Looks like a nice cozy fire. I have not needed to start my fireplace yet. I always love those first few fires! After that, it starts to seem like real work!! I still continue to do it though since it saves so much money!

Kathy C. said...

Oh that looks lovely. However, we are in Florida,and right now the thought of anything creating heat in my home makes me ill, LOL. It's gonna be near 90 today, and that's not including the heat index. I love your page. I loved your post on piecrust too! Blessings.

Jen said...

Yay for Fall! There is something so comforting about sitting in front of a stove or fireplace in the dark.

Barbiemat said...

I LOVE the fall. It is my favorite season!!! Yummm...hot chocolate for breakfast here on out!

Salsa Mama said...

Ummm, yeah. A heater on. Well I guess it IS only 100 today, so maybe I should fire ours up, too. ;) It actually is lovely outside, though. It's a nice 100 just not heater worthy.

RhondaLue said...

I love fall. I love the kids snuggled up in warm(ish) clothes,my homemade hot cocoa, making smores or just roasting marshmallows in the fireplace with the kids, I love halloween and Thanksgiving books and stories, I love the chill in the air and the fun activities that our family gets to participate in.

...unfortunately, we don't have a "real" Fall like other places do but we get a slight seasonal change and we travel to see the leaves changing up north.

Jarmeg Family said...

i love this fall weather we are having and i also LOVE hot chocolate, i have to have it every day in the winter. Your stove looks great

Elena said...

Wood stoves are my favorite! As soon as it was warm enough for the wood stove to be fired up for the season my dad would not let my mom use the gas stove anymore and she had to learn to cook everything on the wood stove, as kids we loved it but my poor mom!

P.S. He loves you... said...

we are in the market for a fire place/stove, and I like that kind!

What kind of square footage does it heat?

What's the brand, pretty please? Thanks for sharing!

P.S. He loves you... said...

I'm so solly I 'm just a goof ...I guess that's what I do bestest!
I see the 2700sq foot ...duhn ;0)

How about the brand...or did I miss that also?! lol!

Kat said...

That is really neat. I have a friend who has one and she loves it.

STEPHON said...

I loved the weather down there this weekend. We are far from that still. Maybe by the end of October..hopefully! Your stoves and heaters are awesome. When touring your house this weekend those were some favs.

Melinda said...

Sorry Jen, the previous message was from me. Accidently on my sons goodle account. Sorry

Kelli said...

I can't believe you can have a fire. We are still sweating away out here! Am I further south than you? weird....

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Oh, I would LOVE some COOL weather and MAYBE a fire...and SOME hot chocolate! It's TOO hot here still though! AND HUMID!

Momof3 said...

Love the recovered warm air. Wonder if I can find someone that could do that here.

Peggy said...

That looks inviting! Bring on the cold!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Lucky, lucky you! I've always wanted a wood stove (or a fireplace). It finally feels like fall around here!

Manuela

Laurice. said...

Fabulous! Fall is my favorite!

connie said...

Ahhh nice! I am feeling fall too, now that we are out of the triple digits here in the Valley of the SUN :) Looking forward to hot choc. weather...still a few weeks away.

connie said...

Ahhh nice! I am feeling fall too...now that we are out of the triple digits here in the Valley of the SUN :) Looking forward to hot choc. weather...still a few weeks away!

connie said...

Ahhh nice! I am feeling fall too, now that we are out of the triple digits here in the Valley of the SUN :) Looking forward to hot choc. weather...still a few weeks away!

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Amanda said...

I love your fire place. It makes me home sick for my grandpa.

The Farmer's Wife said...

I love that stove Jen...can I ask where you got it??? I long for a stove like that or a fireplace...your darling husband told me at the game las week that you should be in your kitchen this weekend...did you get in? It was fun to see you last night;) Hugs!

KC's Blog said...

how beautiful! hello, i am k.c.'s mommy, nice to meet you! we love the cooler weather fall brings, we live in arizona soitdoesn't cool off here until december. it heats up again in march :( you have a gorgeous family and a cool blog. nice to meet u!