Happy first day of summer! The longest day of the year! I have to say that I’m always a little sad knowing that the days will be getting shorter from here on out, although it won’t be noticeable for at least several weeks.
I promised house photos, not chicken tales. Here goes.
Since it’s the first day of summer, how about two photos of the masonary stove. Summer, stove, quite logical, eh? [Kidding.]
Yes, the epic stove is done! Of course, the photo would look a lot better without all the junk. More of my blog realism.
And another from a slightly different angle:
It’s obviously hard to get a sense of scale here. Admittedly, the masonary stove is not small, but it will be our primary heating source. Furthermore, it is a real art piece–original design, one of a kind, hand crafted by an artisan-mason with a background in geology.
Speaking of which, the keystone near the top of the stove (the diamond) is cut from a piece of stone from our land. Apparently you can see the geologic remains of water flow across the rock. I had hoped to include some of “our” stones in the stove, but never quite figured out what to do. While I was traveling, our mason found this one and remembered that I had wanted some truly local stone in the stove. The keystone was his addition. It’s perfect.
More house photos in the next few days.