Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Love For Liberty ~

My Love For Liberty

   For anyone that has ever had a wood stove, you know exactly what I am talking about. That's right, a wood stove. We just made a huge step in the direction of self-reliance by adding one to The Old Farmhouse 1870. 1870 as in built in 1870 and so, it doesn't take much to realize there is no standard in this old house. Oh yes, it's built like a tank and insulated, but when the wind rips over the bluff of this mountain... you feel it. You feel it in your bones. And because of that wind, we often have power outages. We already knew last year that we needed a wood stove. Electric is just not enough or reliable all the time and propane is incredibly expensive.

  And so the search for the perfect wood stove began. We looked at several brands and sizes and by far, The Lopi Liberty was the stove for us. The size, the efficiency, the ability to cook on it's sleek top was exactly what we wanted. Since our installation and 6 break in fires are now completed, we are enjoying this stove every single day. If you have never had one, the heat that it puts out in your home is astonishing. Our power has already gone out once since the installment and it just happen to be one morning during our break in period. No fire had been built and oh, how different that morning could have been if a fire had been going. Heat, hot water for coffee or tea, and fresh eggs cooking in cast iron would have been heaven sent. I shouldn't say that... it *was* heaven sent. The absence made us realize how much we appreciate that stove and just how important they were to folks of generations ago. They were vital for families to exist!

   So I say to you... if  a wood stove is calling your name in the cold of winter, listen to that voice. Do your homework for what your home needs and go for it. A wood stove will not only warm your home and essentials, but they will forever warm your heart! 


1 comment:

  1. Hi Patera! I recently found your videos on YouTube and have been breezing through them :-) I love them all! My family is looking to move onto a small homestead next summer. We are going to put our house on the market in the Spring and are praying that God will provide just the right place for us. We are in southeastern Ohio.
    I have a question about your stove. It's probably a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway because I am curious. Is your wood stove (and wood stoves in general, I guess) piped into the duct work of your house to heat through the vents that way, or does it just send heat from itself out through the room and into other rooms? My husband and I have been trying to figure out how it works. Thank you so much!