Our family is so happy to have the Jotul stove back up and working! With temperatures plummeting well below the freezing mark, the stove is providing a source of constant warmth! We have a propane-fired boiler that we had been using this year, but we have noiced that the woodstove seems to heat all the nooks and crannies in the house….the boiler was nice, but the woodstove is better! I told Mark the stove is kind of like a warm blanket covering all the areas in the house!
After we picked the kids up from our adventure last night, we stopped by Home Depot. Mark wanted to have a couple of bags of rock salt on hand “just in case” and I wasn’t too keen on lifting fifty pound bags into the back of the pickup. Ben had no problem, though. When we went into the store, I was drawn over to the Christmas clearance. I found a great artificial wreath there.
I like this particular wreath because it looks like it is made from several different types of greens. It also has real pinecones worked into it, but the best part of the whole deal was the price…it cost only $6.24. Th only downside was that there were three of this particular wreath. Had there been four, I would have grabbed them for the four windows on the front of the house. Ah well, we do have one now for the front door. It does need a bow, but I also bought some red plaid ribbon at another store in clearance a few days ago. I will make the bow….next year!
When I took the Scotties out this morning, the winds were breathtaking….literally! I couldn’t believe the cold “nip” in the air! We only got about six inches of snow….far less than the traditional “snowbelts”. We did make sure the birdfeeder was replenished as the birds would be needing seed in this weather! The birds then provided us with some entertainment.
I tried to get a good photo of a Cardinal that came close to the house just before dusk. The falling snow and dim lighting made it so hard to focus! I finally got a photo that at least shows the fellow’s pretty red feathers!
It seems we are in wintry weather pattern over the next couple of weeks, according to the meteorologists.