Category Archives: Heating

December Arrives

We have been very lucky with weather this Fall.   November has been very mild.  I am not complaining..on the contrary, I have been loving it.  Great for  getting all the Fall chores done,   But today December arrived…bringing a raw, … Continue reading

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Chilly Nights

A cold front is moving in bringing strong winds and cold nights. A low of 10F is predicted for tomorrow. Brrr! Winter is definitely making its presence felt. We are fine inside with our nice warm stove, but Cluckingham Palace … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

The season progresses here at Brookwood Shire. The mornings are dark and cold. There is a stillness in the air….an anticipation. The brown of November is upon us…winter is coming. The girls are adjusting. They still have some trouble going … Continue reading

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A Blizzard is Coming

A blizzard is coming. Tomorrow into Saturday. The weather people are certain. Though they have been wrong before. A blizzard in New England in February is not really news. It has happened many times before. But possibly not like this … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Coop

It has been very cold the last few nights. Temperatures have been below zero…and that is fahrenheit! Even with our little wood stove going the furnace is on. It is just COLD! We can sit by our stove, drink hot … Continue reading

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A Bitter Cold Morning

It was a bitterly cold at Brookwood Shire this morning.   I awoke to a frozen world.  My first thought was my girls.  Just how cold did it get in the coop last night?   The low was 9.  That is … Continue reading

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Merlin, the Wood Stove and Keeping Warm

So the wood stove is now fully functional. It had a bit of a factory smell at first but that is gone now. It is just the coziest little stove. We haven’t had to use the oil furnace today at … Continue reading

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