We finally got the new wood cook stove hooked up and working. It's exciting knowing that we are able to heat and cook without the use of electricity.
There is definitely a learning curve to using a wood stove. I have never lived in a home with a wood stove so I am clueless on the matter. Luckily my dear husband is knowledgeable in the matter.
I was a little panicked at first when a very
horrible strong smell filled the kitchen. At first I thought it was smoke, but soon realized that the oven was coated with something that needed to burn off. A couple hours later the smell was mostly gone. Just to be safe, I am going to wait a couple days to make sure it's all burned off. I would hate to eat food that had that smell on it. Correction, I wouldn't eat food that had that smell on it.
I am just so happy that we finally have heat in our house. It had continued to snow all last night throughout this afternoon. Only now has the sun come out for a visit. A lot of the snow melted making a nice muddy mess. I am still wondering if we will get a fall.