I’m sitting here in the house trying to warm up. I’m freezing cold. My plan to drop pack weight by losing 5 more pounds may not be the best idea, given the icy approach of winter. Anyway, I have 3 layers of wool on top, and started both of the wood stoves glowing with the cheery wood that I split up last week. So I do think about fire on a daily basis.
I saw a Barred Owl at 3 PM today. It flew across the windshield of the car, and landed on a tree right near the road. I stopped in the road and backed up and watched. I can count on one hand the times I’ve seen a Barred Owl in the woods. It’s coloration was astoundingly effective. I’m in awe that the bird lives, and likely thrives, without stoves to light up and the house to shelter us.
While I’m not sure about the rock as an insulator from the ground, I do think this 3 minute video ( click on link at the end) is good. It drives home the point that you have to spend time gathering and processing different diameter sizes of wood. I always try and get much more than I think I need. If I think i can get by with less, I am often wrong.
What do you think about the rock?