...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!