Interested in that tiny little space where the Venn diagrams of home-heating, anthropology, cognitive science, and urban legend all intersect? Well then, here’s some fascinating reading.
Meanwhile, you may wonder what we’ve been up to at the Cold House. So far, since “fire up”, our kitchen temp has averaged 59F. That is 7 degrees above last year’s all-winter average… not clear yet where it will be heading. We still have a little bit left of the 2 cords of wood we bought 2 years ago, but it’s now buried at the bottom of about a cord I split myself– sourced from our own yard, and trees that came down in friends’ yards. So, this winter, I anticipate we will be burning 100% wood from within 4 miles of here, all “free” (my labor is, of course, worthless).
Coming soon will be posts on some exciting topics:
1) New gadgets! 2) A pending mass slaughter of Norway maples in the back yard! Big time excitement. 3) A scheme to heat our hot water, or part thereof, with the wood stove. Stay tuned!