Chimney Cap on Deep Blue Sky
We’ve been having some gorgeous blue sky days. Cold nights will do that. Every morning there is a fresh ‘snow dew’ of another inch or so coating our world in a clean white layer. The sky above is a deep, rich blue for contrast with the grey trees of the mountains.
The photo shows our new chimney cap which we installed this past fall. It works really well to block the wind from coming down the chimney. Highly recommended.
With all of this sunny weather we’ve burned little wood despite the cold. When we get sun it warms the cottage and the masonry stores the energy keep the house from overheating. It takes about three days or so for the cottage to cool much so that tends to tide us over the cloudy spells.
I dream of what span I might be able to breach if I had more thermal mass rather than the mere 100,000 lbs of the cottage. The butcher shop is many times that, and far better insulated. How far into summer will I carry winter???
Outdoors: 17°F/5°F Sunny, Windy
Tiny Cottage: 68°F/65°F
Daily Spark: Government doesn’t marry you. It dates you a few times and you think it’s all right. But then it starts to get a little too comfy and things get weird. You try to break up with government but you get in a huge fight. Finally government seems to go away, but it starts stalking you – watching your every move, collecting little pieces of your stuff, showing up at places when you’re out with friends, peeking in your windows. Then one day it just freaks out and tries to kill you, because if government can’t have you, no-one can. ~J. Madden