Reality check - an old fashioned wood burning stove comes with serious old fashioned cleaning!
I have been having trouble getting the oven hot enough for anything other than very slow cooking. I knew the problem was exacerbated by the oven flue knob being stuck at half way and not being able to open a little flap to clean the soot off the side of the oven. I needed help but didn't know who. Google didn't help.
A friend in Queensland showed her wood stove on Facebook and one of her friends commented. That friend was from Mudgee (a nearby town to here) and he clearly knew lot about wood stoves. The upshot is that I made contact and he came to my rescue this week.
We learn so many wonderful things on the internet; how wonderful you now have a better working wood burning stove. I actually dimly remember them for loooong ago!ReplyDelete
My mum had a wood stove (things move slow in the country) so not a particularly dim memory for me. If I had not had that experience I think this stove would have been turfed out very quickly. But that is actually a lot of trouble so I decided to give it a chance and it won the day.Delete
How fantastic was that! I love the way country folk help each other out, not sure how that works in the city. I bet you bake many a delicious loaf of bread in that oven!ReplyDelete
Haven’t tried bread yet but will get to it one day. At the moment it has just been casseroles and desserts.Delete
Fantastic that you were able find hlep to solve the problem. The photo reminds me of an episode of the BBC series "The Good Life"ReplyDelete
I have a niece who is very committed to sustainable living and following her instagram I know I have a very long way to go to truly living "The Good Life" but I am not actually trying to do so, just making the most of what was given to me in this home.Delete