Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It works. I feel like the cave person who discovered fire. After all these months, now I finally see it come together.
One of the decisions I made recently was to have a stovepipe instead of a brick chimney. I am very glad I did. The black metal contrasts nicely with the brick and it leaves the point open for the view to the field.
What you can't see from the photo is the smoke coming out of the chimney. It draws the air through, under the floor. I spotted some small smoke leaks but I can fix those with mortar.
Next step- sleep in it! It has been so warm here these days that I barely need the fire though.