Sunday, 4 May 2014
can anyone recommend a good woodfire?
Well we went from wearing shorts and t-shirts, to madly collecting firewood over the weekend! The cold snap certainly found itself at our place. It's so lovely to be sitting in front of the fireplace on a chilly night though. There's nothing quite like the warmth that comes from a wood fire.
Each year we talk about upsizing our wood stove size to better heat our space. Our little fire does a great job for what it is. The only thing is, I'd love it to heat a bit more of the house than just one room.
A couple of years ago I went and looked at loads of different wood stoves at the shops. Then I got overwhelmed by all the choices out there and put it in the too hard basket. There are so many different types out there. I'm worried about choosing something that turns out to be a dud or that won't do a better job than the stove we already have.
There are a few things I'm looking for in my fire. I really want it to burn clean, with minimal smoke inside and outside the house, and to be economical with the wood. It also needs to heat a large space.
Is there a wood fire that will do that? Do you have a good wood fire at your house that you'd recommend? Any great names that I should keep an eye out for? Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
So has the cold snap found its way to where you are as well? I hope you are all rugging up and keeping warm!