Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's almost that time of year...

...when it won't be safe to put flowers on top of the range!
I love lighting the range, but usually we're much further into the year than our more southern friends. We've even been known to light it then have to let it go out because we were a bit early and we're absolutely sweltering!

Our range has lots of positive things about it and not a single negative that I can think of. It heats all our hot water and in turn several wee radiators round the house. It gives us heat, obviously, and Lloyd uses it to cook on.
When we first viewed our cottage, all those years ago, I saw the range and thought "Aw, cute" having no idea how amazing it was.

So, I can't wait for the first day it's cold enough to get it lit.... shouldn't be long now.


We're also so lucky, we never have to buy wood, ever. Living on a farm means that there's an unlimited supply of wood. Trees get blown down, branches fall off... then all you need is a bit of hard labour with a chain saw and voila!

14 comments:

  1. love it! we bake squash in our and grilled cheese sandwhiches :)

    you have a very cozy looking home!!

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  2. And it looks pretty good too.....how wonderful it was still there when you bought your home...

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  3. We are heading into summer here. I love your house! At least what I can see of it.

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  4. What do you mean 'almost that time'...we have had fires every evening for a while now...must be warmer in Z than Oz! LOL Great stove. When we moved in we replaced the wood heater...I wish I had bought one with a stove top now, so we could have cooked on it as well. Next time.

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  5. I'm hanging out to install a fire in our wee shed - one day. Mum always had a bubbling pot of stock or soup on the back of ours as kids.
    PS - Glad to see you found enough mojo to blog today ;)

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  6. I love the smell of the wood burning. Our fire on the farm used to heat our hot water as well. Plus sitting around making toast was wonderful. Throwing the orange peel into the fire on a cold winter night gave off this most beautiful citrus smell. WONDERFUL.
    I hope you can light the range soon.

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  7. Duchess_declutter7:12 pm

    It is quite - would love to have one like that!

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  8. Yes I think the no. 1 feature in a house should be a range, especially living in our rural settings. Lucky you. Enjoy!

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  9. If our temps make it across the ditch you'll be lighting that fire very shortly! I love your stove.

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  10. I think that is wonderful! I would love one. It's very cold here in Melbourne now... Well I'm complaining about the cold anyway.

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  11. That sounds lovely and cosy!

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  12. We're getting our first wood stove this summer...I can't wait, even if it's going to be 6 months or so before we even think of firing it up!

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  13. Mmm, I remember mum baked bread in ours too (@ Miss Lottie :). It must get so lovely and cosy at your cottage, wish we had one here, it is pretty darn cold here right now in Melbourne. Brrrr!

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  14. Your kitchen is beautiful. We dream of having a lovely wood stove like that... Love your blog :)

    Katie x

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