Have you shown your little one Pinocchio? I'm watching it later this rainy afternoon.
The wood stoved passed with flying colors- RED! I knew it would, Norm installed it.
When we bought this house the old fireplace had to be removed and replaced.
I choose completely different from the existing as it opened up the house.
We did 'splurge' on the fireplace, it heats the entire house & sits in the middle of it, viewable from almost everywhere. My brother remarked - Norm will need help! He won't get that in by himself.. Phhhbt. Doubters.
No comment, then or now... I know what Norm is capable of - more than Norm.
I call it "ninja moves, Norm does stuff and I don't even see him! It can be small or big - the other day I was panting & before I knew it - the fireplace was in the living room & ready to LITE! Yee Haw! He even flipped the giant rock it sits on - that's brains for you - over braun.
The inspector showed up Sunday- gave us the approval & remarked - 'Amazing job. FYI (in Canada) IF you don't get a licenced person to SIGN off when you change your fireplace, your insurance company can & will deny payment if you have a fire. Do it.
We are thrilled with this investment', it's fire engine red, until it gets hot then it turns a deep burgendy. The viewing area is huge but the efficancy is beyond efficant! It has 2 warming shelves since I used the last for cooking I knew what I was hoping for, the 'top load' is a cook plate! Glove (slipper) warmers and red cast iron dragons as detaills. It's damp today so we lit it and in 10 minutes we are walking around in shorts. Not only is it stunning to look at not lit - lol - but lit, Oh my! I also am amazed with how differently it does burn, long and slow & bigger log mean: NO MORE GETTING UP in the middle of the night! Brutal in -40 mornings. hahaha & I can easily heat my house to wear short & T this winter, if I want, bring on the blizzards!!! Ginger absolutely adores the new fireplace, can you tell?
Below you will see the photos and how it changes colour. I highly recommend it, we purchased it from Mason House in Georgina.
* I have to add Norm said: You picked that fireplace & said we would be putting it in our new house, before we even saw this new house & it is PERFECT for this red house. ;)
I thank God, with every match, every single time I lite it - out loud.
The fuel is free.. in the backyard. It's also work.
I ask all guests' who express a desire to visit, especially in cooler months...
Can you use a chainsaw? I think, it discourages some. Good.
Chop Wood & Carry Water. How we live. Don't like it - don't visit.
Time to finish my 'BLUE Queen of Algonquin Highlands' & tell you about the amazing Canadian FEMALE artist who 'use' to live on this hill! After I sit by the fire & snuggle my girls and watch Pinnicchio with a hot chaga tea & fresh baked cookies, bong easily accessable. Norms chopping wood.
Hahaha... that made me laugh out loud. He would too.
Norm is the happiest I've ever seen him. ;)
With THC & TLC G