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Ready for the cold…

If the cold weather ever shows, we’re ready for it.


We’ve got plenty of firewood.

I wonder how much money we save — or if we even save money — on natural gas by using wood.  When we’ve got the fire going, the furnace doesn’t run as much, but does the cost of the wood make up for the cost of the gas?  People have asked me, and I don’t know how to answer.  I’m sure there’s some sort of algorithm that one could use to figure that out, but I don’t know what it is.  And I don’t really enjoy math anyway, so I would not have fun figuring that out.

If you’re a math whiz, though, and you want to calculate it all for me, I’d be happy to have you do that.

The important thing is that it’s nice and cozy by the fire… especially with a blanket and a cup of tea and a good book.




About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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  1. Now that we have all, or most, of our belongings moved into the ‘new’ house, let it snow, let snow, let it snow!


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