Can't believe it took me that long to finish the kitchen. Lots of interruptions, of course, including three weeks in Europe, and what's time in the land of Siempre Sabado?
|The lower cabinets all have pull-out shelves, including this deep one for pans|
|The spices are in alphabetical order of course!|
|And my favorite place in the kitchen: the espresso bar.|
Since my primary heater is the wood stove, firewood is a big concern. Luckily (or not, depending on how you look at it) there are a couple of dead oak trees on my property, so the other day I had one cut down and split up into stove wood.
Didn't want to just pile the wood up on the ground, so while they were cutting and splitting, I was building a little wood shed. It holds about a cord and a half.
|The tree produced more than the shed can hold, so some is piled in front.|
|Painted and shingled to match the house|
Another Little Winter Project: Cupcakes
|Bought 9 pounds of wax from Michaels and got a couple |
fat candles from Lee.
|I have since gotten smart and started using a double boiler.|
|One thing I have plenty of is sawdust, so filled a bunch of cupcake cups...|
|...and saturated the sawdust with melted wax.|
These little guys give off a good flame for 10 or 15 minutes, and do a good job of starting a fire.
I'm also trying something else. In my scrap wood bin I collect a lot of tiny pieces, impractical for kindling, but I've put a handful into a paper sack, thrown in a handful of sawdust, then poured in a bit of wax. Twisted them shut and dipped the twist in wax for easy lighting.
|You can see some of these bag bombs in the wax-pouring photo above.|
So I'll be warming my tootsies by the fire. Hope you're staying warm where you are.See you next time!
PS: Google Satellite View has been updated and now shows my buildings!