Anyone else still have a real wood burning fireplace? I am SO glad we do. And I was even more giddy when my brother Les called about some firewood he wanted to send my way.
This garden shed is where we store firewood. But I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never loved smacking through the mud or snow with a wheelbarrow in tow in order to get the wood to the house. (because that’s when we always seem to run out)
But this winter will be different!
But it took many hands for this firewood to arrive here.
Meet my sis, Wendy! She helped us carry and stack it all up those bazillion patio stairs. Thanks, girl! It was so easy and even FUN with you along for the ride!
But I admit, I’m REALLY kicking myself for not taking pics of Les’ genius method on how we got the wood into my truck. KICK KICK KICK! So I’ll try and explain for those curious…
The wood was stacked on a 2nd floor patio. So backing my truck down below, Les filled some garbage bags up with… I think other garbage bags? and made them puffy. Setting them down into the centre of the truck bed, when the wood was thrown down, the puffy bags cushioned the blow, keeping the wood from being knocked right out of the back again. I even learned how to throw a chunk of wood so it didn’t travel and hit the back window. Boy…. the things one learns with guys around! 🙂
And you know what happened next, right?
The first cozy fire of the season HAD to transpire. Just had to. That night.
And a couple of fraidy cat newbies to all things fire didn’t quite know what to make of it all.
Snap, crackle, POP! Boy that wood burns awesome!
“Hey, that’s not so scary after all! And it’s kinda cozy too… hmmmm…. not sure though…”
Skye was clearly the brave, and toasty warm winner and won the cushy spot on the trunk ottoman.
The first cozy fireplace fire of the season truly signals fall is upon us. We do love our fires! And have even been found to roast marshmallows and hotdogs inside. Making dinner has never been so much fun!
I love to light this thing up and sit really close, especially like I did tonight while Survivor played. There is just no better way to enjoy the longer, cooler evenings than beside a fireplace.
The only thing left to do is obvious… time to stock up on more hotdogs and marshmallows of course!
Do you use your fireplace quite often? Gas or wood?