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New stove!


Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. It looks exactly like the old stove. Ahhh, but the old stove was completely buggered. The doors didn’t fit, the vents didn’t work properly. It was basically an open fire in a metal box.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch Obama’s healthcare speech to Congress.







Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: September 9, 2009, 8:06 pm

It’s a bit early in the year yet to fire up the stove isn’t it?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 9, 2009, 8:29 pm

It is, yes… but the guys who installed it wanted to check it was OK and we wanted to get some of the paint cured.

This was a mammoth operation, here at Badger House. The entire chimney had to be re-lined with jewellery-grade platinum (at least, that’s what they charged me for – though after close examination I suspect it was only satanless steel) then we had to.. oh, on and on it went.

Still, the old stove we inherited was monstrously inefficient and if I’ve got it right, I won’t be wasting precious moments when I could be out digging for worms, chipping icicles of a snivelling weasel’s whiskers.

If it don’t snow this year, I am going to be so pissed-off!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 9, 2009, 8:31 pm

Incidentally, your beans are on their way at last, Enas. But I put them on the slow boat, so don’t expect them any time soon.

If the sides of the can are bulgy, DON’T EAT THEM.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 9, 2009, 8:33 pm

Yeah, and the nice lady in the village post office pulled a face and said she thought your Customs and Exercise might object to Bean Imports!

Ha! Americans! Scared of Heinz Beans!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 9, 2009, 8:38 pm

I lied and said I’d mailed beans overseas before, and she believed me.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: September 9, 2009, 9:46 pm

I’m jealous. I dream of sitting late of an evening with my pint, in my big fat overstuffed chair, in front of a fat wood stove. I even peruse Amish catalogs for pricing.

Alas, in my neck of the woods, we have new regulations against burning wood in your fireplace even in the dead of winter. Smoke pollution and all that bollocks. (Or is it pillocks?)

(Will a fluorescent work in my portable, Sears-Roebuck, faux hearth?) errr

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: September 9, 2009, 10:15 pm

No problem Missus Weasel. I’m sure they’ll get here in fine order.

Comment from Old Grouch
Time: September 9, 2009, 10:22 pm

(if you’ve already seen this, pls delete)

Comment from Bronwen
Time: September 10, 2009, 12:29 am

I swear I saw that stove at old Henry the VIII’s place, Hampton Court.

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Comment from surly ermine
Time: September 10, 2009, 10:04 am

Very nice. I can’t wait to get the corn stove going this season. Then by January, I’ll loathe it.

Comment from Bob
Time: September 10, 2009, 5:31 pm

Nobody should ever be cold just because they don’t have a woodstove.


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: September 11, 2009, 8:35 am


Ah, you got me.

Nice stove, though.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 11, 2009, 5:29 pm

Did you ever think of going the whole hog and getting an Aga?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 11, 2009, 5:35 pm

Ha! We have one in the garage, David. Seriously, the previous owner left it behind. It’s disassembled and it’s hard to see how complete it is.

Clearly, the kitchen was designed for one. There’s no radiator or other heat source, and a big hole where one would go.

But…I dunno. We looked into it. You run them 24/7/365, which is expensive and can’t be nice in Summer. And they’re slow, surly beasts that are not adaptable to many kinds of cooking. They’re like giant slow cookers, and Uncle B doesn’t like soups and stews. I do, but I also like to get an iron frying pan searing hot sometimes.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 12, 2009, 2:12 pm

They are horribly inefficient, I’ll give you that (although my sister swears by hers and she’s had it for 40 years). If you ever did install it it would probably be the final step that sent you over the line into full-blown Archers territory. Next thing you know you would have a Burberry raincoat, green wellies, a headscarf, a black lab called Tilly, and a Range Rover.

Comment from Nephew badger
Time: September 14, 2009, 10:38 am

I was right! It is indeed hagrids hut 😀 buy a three headed dog & plant a forest pweassee auntie weasel!

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