Tag Archives: wood stove

Smoke alarm drama & the Holy

A little drama in our little house in the woods this morning! And yesterday morning. And the day before. I crumpled newspaper, laid kindling, carried seven logs into the mouth of our wood stove. Lit the match. Good morning, wood … Continue reading

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Celebrating my mom’s 88th birthday–from afar

Today is my mom’s 88th birthday! She shares her special day with Veterans celebrating around our United States of America. It would be lovely to spend the day with her, perhaps munching on a cupcake at her assisted living, maybe … Continue reading

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Burn, baby, burn

I.  Stoking the wood stove hour after hour comforts me.  The repetition feels soothing, logs clinking upon logs, flame burning, heat rising. II. Writing sentence after sentence burns the same way inside me.  Joy builds with each unexpected word.  Delight … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold…inside

Never mind the outside temperature. It brags 12 degrees (-11 C), shame on that thermometer at 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon. It’s shivered below zero for nights.  Winter appears early in the north this year. Barry just departed the house.  “Feels … Continue reading

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Endless clink of logs: filling the wood room another moonlit night

Full cold steady stare of white moon’s face illuminates our wood room filling adventures. Sparkling snowflakes gleam against dark evergreens like fireflies.  Soft and alive and diamond, then gone. We crank open the heavy wood room door.  An endless winter … Continue reading

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The week of the pears and other Northwood tales

Just a short little post with pictures of our daily life here in the woods.  It’s taken us days to get the tree halfway decorated.  Last night we finally hung the star and lights and garland.  Both of our strings … Continue reading

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