Monday, November 22, 2010
Maybe she spoke too soon...
I tried again the third day, and it worked well until I turned down the air control so the fire would burn more slowly. I guess that was the wrong thing to do, because we smoked up all over again. Instead of shutting things down this time, though, I opened it all up and opened up some windows and the flames flared up and sent the smoke back up the chimney where it belongs.
I am starting to understand this drafting issue, but will probably scare my Sophie a few more times before I work out all the kinks.
Miss J read my comments about learning to cook on the woodstove, and sent me these 2 links:
Thanks J! Once the holiday visitors are gone, I might actually get creative and try this. I must say it is nice though, to have a real stove for back-up.
Photo borrowed from Cape Cod Times / Ron Schloerb. I'll replace with my own as soon as I try it!