Well, it's almost time to cover the stove pipes and enjoy the warmth of summer, but it's not too early to be planning for next winter's fires!
Note to self: Must cover stove pipe before another bird get's down it!
I have already started to collect some items, otherwise known as 'garbage', to use for next year's fires in the wood stove.
I used them a lot in late winter and early spring and found them to work better (for me) and they are made from items that are basically free!
(Those starter logs and sticks are expensive!)
The garbage you need?
Toilet paper rolls and lint from the dryer.
What you need to buy on the cheap?
(But a little goes a long way!)
It only takes a teaspoon or two of the p.j. and you spread it thinly inside the rolls.
Then lightly stuff with lint, no need to pack.
If you like, you can wrap the lint in one square of tissue paper and leave it sticking out a little to use as a wick, but it's not necessary.
|One little boy here likes to go out in his socks- can you tell from the straw?|
There you have it- fire starters on the frugal!
Psa 104:4-5 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.