Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kitchen Woodstove Forces Us to Put Food in Fridge

Randy installed his new woodstove in the kitchen last night.  Today it kept us toasty warm.  It has a blower which forces the warm air into the room, making it nice and warm.

Previously, our kitchen was almost freezing.  We could see our breath.  Outside the temps have been in the teens this week (thanks to the wind!).  Our kitchen isn't heated with the rest of the house; we've kept a small electric heater running in there, but it just couldn't keep the room even remotely warm.  We even joked that we could leave the milk sitting out on the kitchen table & it would be fine.



We didn't want a super fancy (read, expensive) woodstove, as we plan on tearing down the kitchen and rebuilding it in the next couple years.  When we rebuild that part of the house, the kitchen will be larger, and the attached bath (right now the only bath) will be much larger, and an upstairs master bedroom, walk-in closet and bath will be built.  A girl can dream, can't she?  And, when we redo the kitchen, we plan on heating and air conditioning it properly.  And we probably will not have a fireplace in the new kitchen.  So the new woodstove will have to be moved into one of the other 6 fireplaces in the house then.

But for now, we are toasty warm in the kitchen, and the place has that slight woodsy-smell (probably from the firewood that we have sitting beside the stove), which reminds me of happiness, and warmth, and everything pleasant. 
 

6 comments:

jalynn01 said...

wood stoves put out such toasty heat... just like fireplaces. You will have fond memories of this when you finally move it out and get real heat and a/c in there.

I love the young deer in the previous post. Keep him safe from those hunters! His day will come soon enough..

Happy New year and thanks for stopping by my very long Christmas posting..
jalynn

Poconoangel said...

The wood stove looks great! Wish I could stop by for a cup of tea! Can you keep a kettle on the stove? We want to come down and visit this spring.-Barb

AJ-OAKS said...

6 fireplaces! Wow! I can only imagine how beautiful it is when they are in use. Oooooh and that toasty warm wonderful heat. Yay, you now have a nice warm kitchen. Isn't that wood smell wonderful?! Fitting in a wonderful old kitchen.

DayPhoto said...

Our woodstove keeps the whole house warm, upstairs and downstairs. Good for you!

By the way I couldn't imagine keeping all the fireplaces going...

I would need a house girl! :)

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Leigh said...

Lynn, it looks perfect! I had to laugh about the fridge because our kitchen is really cold too. Like you used to, we're using a space heater which helps. I'd love to put in a wood cookstove though. But, (also like you) it can't be expensive!

Razzberry Corner said...

Jalynn - The young deer from the previous post came back today, New Year's Day, all by his lonesome again. Makes me think he lost his mother; poor little guy!

Barb - I don't even own a tea kettle!! Imagine that! :D And I love tea...

Cindy - We don't use all the fireplaces. That would keep me busy all the time loading wood into them all!!! We only use the kitchen one which has the woodstove. I can't help but think the woodstove is very appropriate in this tired old house.

Linda - Hmmm, maybe I need a house girl now to do the other chores around here...

Leigh - I hope you can get your kitchen nice & warm soon! It's really nice to spend time on the kitchen again!