Sept 12th , 8 am Rain, 39 degrees. Studio / greenhouse , I know later it may clear off.... but brr its cold out here now. I know Liz will be out here later this morning. She might like a little warmth. Time to wake the dragon!
First fire of the season can be a little smokey ... can depend on air pressure and wind . Got lucky ...my dragon woke up just fine ! She had a couple of yawns where i blew down the feed tube to show the fire which way I wanted it to burn and she woke up,a few minutes into the burn and heat shimmers are all I get coming out the chimney! 45 minutes later I let it burn out. Nice and toasty till noon. When she decided it was getting chilly . Her fire took off in seconds ! A warm dragon is a happy dragon she will roar flames in no time !
Wow that is so nice and cozy too. Something about that first fire ... I guess you were ready with wood and all the accessories? It's been a little chilly in the morning here in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Friends in Australia are showing images of gardens sprouting and flowers and such, so I suppose that means the Fall is coming.
Over here in Wales (UK) I've lit my Batch Box water/mass heater and my workshop 'J' tube several times already. We live in an old stone farmhouse that feels cold when the air is damp and we've had some very chilly evenings recently.
I've had to warm the chimney on my BB with a small pre-fire at the chimney base. I tried a fire one evening when there was no wind but heavy rain and the BB stalled and filled the room with smoke...! Once the draught was established it worked fine
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