The Wood Burner.

Fired up The Wood Burner this morning. It’s getting a bit chilly here. So for the first time in twenty five years I shall be warm this Winter. God knows why people think that Brittany is warm. In Winter it isn’t. My Lavatory Cistern has a nasty habit of freezing, but it is a bit close to the back door. And it is something to be done with the washing up water when the flush fails.

It wasn’t a great problem because I have always been a More Clothes sort of person, especially if money is bit tight, which on my Pension it always is. It’s a way of life to me. Albeit ever a good one.

This second hand Wood Burner was acquired by my dear boy late last Winter, due entirely to his efforts working in someone’s garden, along with the rather large amount of wood he also acquired. Brits don’t actually understand Fire Wood. I do because I have watched The Bretons for many years. Acquire it as cheap as possible. Stack it and let it get wet. Then cover it. And then get it into the Wood Shed. It takes about two years for it to be fit to burn.

Many years ago, and on a whim, I bought some rather expensive cast iron cooking pots, which I so rarely used. I didn’t really need them you see.
Well, now they have just come into their own. There is Pie Meat cooking on the stove.

Recently, I allowed myself the odd ridiculous splurge which occasionally overcomes me, and spent 76 Euros on a cast iron Tea Kettle. Such a pretty thing. But my son won’t use the water to make tea because it’s got rust in it. I tend to see this as a daily dose of Iron for free, but Dom’s not having it.

I made a mistake you see. I removed the little basket that is meant for Tea Bags, or Leaf Tea, it doesn’t matter which. If I had left it in then Dom wouldn’t have known there was rust in in it because it would have been brown anyway. However, the hot water comes in handy for washing up, and the odd hot water bottle. So he and I agree to differ now and again.
In fact it’s a miracle that we get on so well. I wouldn’t want to live with me.

3 Responses to “The Wood Burner.”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Wood burner sounds cosy! Quote from the internet on how to remove rust from your tea pot. “Just soak it in coke for an hour and a half to two hours.After, just wipe it out and repeat if needed. That’s all you will have to do.” Is this too good to be true? Let us know!

  2. elenamitchell Says:

    Tried that. It doesn’t work. And anyway I would rather drink the Coke.

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    Ha ha

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