Monday, 5 September 2016

Winter Ticks!

No, I don't mean the kind of ticks that bite and might give you Lyme's disease.

There is no denying it, autumn is definately on its way. The garden is shutting down slowly, leaves are beginning to change and drop from certain plants. The evenings are drawing in, some evenings require cardigans and socks and it is a bit chilly getting into bed.

With this in mind, this is the time of year (and for us we are already in this mode), of sorting out for winter. Yes, I know that autumn hasn't happened yet but in villages that have oil instead of on demand gas, often use woodburners or open fires, we have to begin earlier than those of you who can just flick a switch!

Last Friday, after assessing we needed just one cubic metre of logs to top up our stores, we ordered some, they were delivered 08:40 on Saturday and by 09:20, they had been put away. Tick.

The old flannelette sheets have been turned into rags so new ones were ordered yesterday. Tick.

A new seal for the woodburner has arrived although it has yet to be fitted as we need to light the burner to set the glue - almost a tick!

The rag rug in front of the burner has been washed, dried in the sun and put back down. Tick.

We still need to order oil before the price begins to go up, which it usually, does at the end of summer:(

There are still have quite a lot of pine cones for emergency fire lighting and DB has precut into the correct lengths, loads of the wood designated for kindling. He has also cut some into kindling, two bags worth I think. Tick.

There you have it, ticks coming along nicely:)


10 comments:

  1. For me it will be bringing home logs from the store at the farm, hanging curtain linings behind the thin excuses of curtains youngest and her caveman chose, changing what we cook for meals to comfort food, and after the wedding plotting and planning for the celebrations that happen around the time of the winter solstice!! x

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  2. Comfort meals definitely, already do the occasional pan of soup.

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  3. I was thinking the nights are drawing and time to start getting ready for winter.

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    1. Certainly seems to be getting darker earlier doesn't it.

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  4. I really must get cracking on my winter readiness. I have a feeling that it could arrive before I am ready.... Hopefully not until the construction is done and a new furnace put in (the one we have is very old).

    God bless.

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  5. I have enough firewood but need to check the oil. Not ordered any in three years!

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  6. Not only do I just need to flick a switch, I won't need to do that until the first of December. By the end of October, it will be soup time, and I won't mind heating the oven to bake.

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    1. We usually get half way or to the end of October before needing heating. Ovens are great for warmong the kitchen.

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