Temperature overnight got down to -24 degrees c; this is straight standing still reading. The kitchen gauge read 11 degrees this morning, one of our coldest readings ever. It took quite a while for our wood stove to get the temperature up to a comfortable level ( a relative feeling, I'm understanding). As I write this, it is now 16. We are applying the usual antidotes...decked out in layers of fleece, down booties on our feet, only venturing outside to get the paper, sipping hot chocolate. We are stopping just short of wearing ear muffs. Even the dogs are cuddled as close to the stove as they can get.
|Fireside are our dogs, Rex and Murphy|
Seems like winter has started hard and fast this year; it looks like we are sure going to need our reliable stove and lots and lots of wood.