Hey, Let’s Talk!

Hey, Let’s Talk!
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A Standard Yule

While visiting with some interesting people that were touring our Mansfield Female College Museum I found that they traditionally had a Christmas Yule Log insert for their gas fireplace. That night when I got home the first thing I did was get a fire started in my real fireplace. After I could tell it was going good I put the biggest piece of my split firewood on top. Of course it didn’t last long, much less all night like the old Yule Logs were supposed to. Its two-hour interlude falls far short of the tour group’s fake Yule Insert that probably stayed in from Thanksgiving until New Years. The main consolation I have though is that the next Yule Log I select will be completely different from the last one. Another thing I enjoy about my fireplace is kindling and starting the day’s first fire and keeping it going until bedtime satisfies my inner-firebug.

Maybe that’s why I love my ole Katrina Chiminea that my son and I rescued from a trash heap in Covington, La. after that huge hurricane back in 2006. I do know friends that have purchased a Chiminea or fire pit and, following the attached instruction sheet (What?!), use only charcoal briquettes. Where’s the fun in that? I mean, if you want to burn charcoal you can just pile up a stack in you BBQ pit and watch the little blocks turn red - at least you’d have dinner ready, too.

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