Monday, June 23, 2008

oven ready to light

Here's a fire laid and ready to light: sticks stacked log-cabin style, w/lots of open space and air around them for good combustion, and a small teepee of fine kindling at the front, waiting for a match. Another reason I like oven-dried wood is that I don't need paper to start a fire -- just fine slivers of wood and, poof! a bright fire. In the bottom photo, you can see the clear path that inflowing air takes down the center-right side of the hearth floor, where there are no obstructions to create turbulence. 

1 comment:

Bruce said...

in the center of the whirlwind is a place where the fire is drawn,,,,,,, ... carried by the winds to meet the sparks that turns the hearth into a heart. Such breads as come from there, feed the soul.