Then Paul gathered some scrap wood that was laying around the yard. Very professional he build up the pieces of wood within the stove and lit the tiny fire starter block. Could have done it with some newspaper too, but we had these and they are very easy! In no time we had a nice little fire going in the stove. Of course the first thing I did was going outside and see the first smoke coming out of the chimney. And yes! We had smoke! Couldn’t see it really well because of the grey clouds, but there was definitely smoke. I was happy but I also felt a little like looking at the chimney of the Vatican, when a new pope is chosen. Hahaha! So funny.
When we arrived in the cabin, it was 10 c inside. After 15 minutes with the woodstove on, it was around 15 c, after 30 minutes 20 c and after 45 minutes we reached a hot 27 c in the cabin. Whew! I turned the air flow down, so the fire would die off slowly. The stove itself got very hot of course. That will stay warm for a few more hours for sure. I don’t think I have to be worried about being cold in the winter. This stove heats up my tiny cabin in no time. I won’t need much wood neither. With the cabin being insulated, it will hold the heat for a long time. It got so warm in the cabin, I needed to get outside for a bit. Hahahaha! Sounds a little funny because it was only 10 c outside. But it felt great. LOL
I went to feed the horses some crunchies and minerals, and wow, I could smell that nice wood smoke in my yard. Best smell ever!! When Paul and I arrived this afternoon at the acreage and passed the little pasture, Flicka and Freya got very excited and galloped alongside of us towards the water bowl. Then they ran back to the end of the pasture again, and again ran back to the water bowl. It was great to see them so happy.
The cats still stay for the night in the trailer. They are doing really good in there. It’s warm enough for them, they have their food, water, toys and litter box and they don’t have to be scared at night for predators. They got their thick blankets to sleep on and under, so they will stay warm. Taz got hurt on her front leg a while ago but being at rest in the trailer for the night, did her so well and she healed within 2 days. So maybe for now it’s better to keep them in there for the nights. When we arrived at the yard this afternoon, I let the cats out right away. Of course they were happy and Dizzy started to run around right away. But after she ate, she got very playful. Paul and I were busy with the woodstove, when Paul said, oh , I think Dizzy climbed up the wall! We went outside and yup, there she was, all the way up under the overhang, 14 feet from the ground. Of course she didn’t dare to come out. I said lets wait, because she climbs trees all the time and will come out again. But nope, not this time. After an hour she was still sitting there. Paul got a ladder and while I held the ladder he climbed up. He reached out his arm, and Dizzy stepped from her high spot onto his arm, onto his shoulder. Slowly Paul went down the ladder and Dizzy jumped of his back so she could run and play around the yard again. LOL . What a cat. Hahaha!
I’m very happy with the woodstove working so well. Especially with night frost starting this week! Now it’s just a matter of getting the other walls covered with the moisture barrier and put in new osb on the floor. The rest of the interior work can be done while staying in there. Sooooo Happy!!!
Here is a tiny movie of today when we arrived at the yard. Every time the horses see me coming with the truck, this is what they do. Happy Horses! :-)