After an extraordinarily dry summer -- driest since we arrived in Idaho eight years ago -- we're finally having the first significant rainfall since June.
The weather is chilly...
...and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Trouble is, we haven't yet had time to cut any firewood from the magnificent collection of logs we now have.
So for the moment we're burning scrap wood from the shop. We normally use this throughout the winter for kindling, but it also works as a stopgap for just plain heating the house.
It produces a very hot fire with a beautiful bed of coals.
Major, our aging black lab/hound mix, loves the woodstove. He's been known, almost literally, to wrap himself around it. So right now he's one happy camper!
The heat feels good in our cool house. I enjoy the change in season.