It's 34.9 tonight with a load of not so great maple going in the Liberty for the overnight fire. We'll be burning the not so great maple Monday and Tuesday but switch over to better wood when the cold moves in.
Some cold weather coming down from the north. Today miserable 5*C. Tomorrow miserable 8*C and tomorrow night bloody -20*C with the wind chill factor! Back to above 0*C by Sat. My stove is confused. Crappy hemlock.....sugar maple.....
It was over 65 degrees last night so we let it go out. 35 this morning. cold start with brown paper, poplar kindling and small cherry sticks then 4 splits of red oak and a good sized cherry round to keep it going wile we went to town.
More pine scraps and will probably put some pine and poplar in for the overnight.
Put some cherry and maple in about 4:30am this morning. The wifey turned the fan on the stove off around noon because she was too hot. Never had that happen before...
It really cooled down here. The wind is wiping steady. It was hard maple for the overnight last night, followed by much of the same in the morning. Three solid splits of hemlock went in at 4:00pm to carry things over to about 10:00pm tonight. Then another load of hard maple.
We're at 17.2 heading down to 10 if NOAA is correct, I'll burn more of the not so great wood and set the pellet stove on the medium setting for the night. Tomorrow the first fire should get rid of the rest of the junk wood until spring.