Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Buck Snort Gang

Recent visitors from the Midwest arrived for the holidays ready to enjoy the great outdoors.

Some small adjustments were in order to accommodate the snow conditions

Frequent Buck Snorts were heard echoing in the hardwoods as the cold conditions had noses running like a sap tree.

Hot cocoa was requested and has fast become a favorite with our gang.

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The leader of the Buck Snort gang cooking in the snow.

We have enjoyed our time in the woods checking out the tracks in the fresh snow.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

No Mosquito's

Not a single stinging insect was encountered on today's scout! I paid a visit to the beaver Condo and saw that they have kept a hole open near the lodge.
A very refreshing change of scenery this week as the fresh snow turned the grey and brown of late fall into a beautiful white tapestry

I took this same shot recently in a previous Post below, you can compare the two and really see what an amazing change has occurred in such a short time.

This is an Alder Tree with some pretty cold Catkins.

When we get the nice clear days together with the fresh snowfalls it gives such an interesting accent and a fresh look to so many things.

Thanks for looking in.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Fangled Stove

This is the new way to burn wood which is catching on big time recently in our neck of the woods.
The stoves have a hopper that holds about 70 lbs of pellets so you only have to fill them once a day, just dump in one of the 40 lb bags and walk away.
The pellets are fed by an auger into a super heated fire pot which heats tubes through which nice hot air blows into your living space.

The pellets are made from premium natural hardwoods and have a very low moisture content so your not expending precious energy burning off water. These pellets have the official seal of approval from the Vt Teddy Bear in residence.

You can buy them a bag at a time or by the ton which is what we do. This is what your wood pile looks like all stacked in the garage high and dry and ready when you are.

We are on our second year of heating with wood pellets and after moving the stove up out of the cellar and closer to our living space we are very snug and warm so far this winter. We like the quiet simplicity of our stove and enjoy watching the flames on a cold winter night.