19 Comments to “Wood Heat: A Girl and Boy’s Best Friend”

  1. Di

    Oct 28th, 2008

    You both are so cute! I’m so glad your wood stove is there. I was worrying about you both freezing! Congratulations and fire that puppy up!

  2. Nic

    Oct 28th, 2008

    Congratulations! Its fun following along on your adventure, but I’m glad your adventure didn’t keep going in the cold!

  3. Polly

    Oct 28th, 2008

    You will enjoy this for many years. Life literally revolves around our stove in the wintertime ( which has already begun).

  4. Lisa

    Oct 28th, 2008

    OMG how warm are you today?

  5. Nora

    Oct 28th, 2008

    The first time your power goes out you will know the true joy of being a wood stove owner…….keep alot of soup in your cupboards just in case……and a manual can opener (learned the hard way LOL) Best of Luck and keep warm.

  6. Liz

    Oct 28th, 2008

    Glad to see you are going to be warm.

  7. Steven Fisher

    Oct 28th, 2008

    I imagine after spending hours moving it, you were no longer very cold. :)

  8. Andrea

    Oct 28th, 2008

    (sigh) how you’ll both be cozying up and tossing those toques off! I LOVE the heat of a woodstove, and the novelty of leaving the tea pot or kettle on top to keep it’s contents warm.

    And an attractive stove it is – all the more so to you two after months of anticipation. Hooray for wood heat!

  9. Andy Collier

    Oct 28th, 2008

    We just installed our Scan woodstove last week! Congrats!

  10. mom Marjorie

    Oct 29th, 2008

    Joining in on the congratulations! I wish you happiness with Blaze King, from the bottom of my heart. Loved reading about your chanting Blaze King for three hours, there and back!!

    For what it’s worth: wood heat is very soporific (to me, at least) – anybody else find it so?

    Did you put dowling rods underneath the mighty heavy stove to roll it on, to move it to the hearth? At least, isn’t that what the ancients of some civilization (I forget which civilization!) would have done to move huge stones?

  11. Megan

    Oct 29th, 2008

    Rejoice rejoice in the woodstove! Cozy evenings abound!

  12. Patrick

    Oct 29th, 2008

    I’ve spent the early morning reading from your trip across the country to the long-awaited arrival of King Blaze the First. Very beautiful country indeed – my mother is from New Brunswick and I am used to many winter trips where the temperature never got above -16 (or 2, in Fahrenheit world, USA). I have had experiences similar to yours, but not nearly as ambitious or wild (having bought a house near the beach with powder post beetles, but still on an urban sized lot).

    More to come, I hope!

  13. Kerry

    Oct 29th, 2008

    Just in the nick of time too, I hear it’s going to 3C on Sunday!

  14. Greensprite

    Oct 29th, 2008

    Glad to see you warm and cozy!

  15. Ashley

    Oct 29th, 2008

    We live in an old stone house in France, and for the moment, have only been using our wood stove to heat the house. It works a lot better then I thought. Someone’s just got to be around enough to keep the fire going… I do think that our house is smaller then yours… And come to think of it the weather has to be warmer too…

    There is nothing like a nice fire in the winter!

  16. Toni

    Oct 30th, 2008


  17. Sal

    Oct 11th, 2009

    Love the stove. You two are so very cute!
    Have you noticed that the back drop for the stove is supposed to have some clearance and not be attached to the wall?

  18. Michael

    Oct 25th, 2009

    Can you tell me if you have double wall insulated pipe on this stove. I have a princess with single wall and am considering double wall insulated to try and avoid creosote due to lower stack temp’s on low burns. If it is double can you advise me of the name brand.

  19. Laura-Jane - Whimfield

    Oct 25th, 2009

    We did use double-walled pipe on our stove. However, I don’t believe it was “necessary,” but we felt safer and we liked the reduction in maintenance that comes with double-walled pipe. Also, insurance companies seem to like it way more.

    Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the brand, but it was just the standard double-wall pipe that was carried at our local hardware stores.

    How do you like your Princess, Michael? Do you get long burn times?

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