Heart Of The Home


The kitchen is known as the "heart of the home" and our home definitely follows that philosophy but I must say that our pellet stove could rival it for that title.

The pellet stove serves many purposes for each member of our little family.  It has warmed up sick chickens {Lucy Lou was sick once and had the look of "now when do I get to move into this room???" after discovering the warmth of the pellet stove}, dries wet boots, mittens and scarves, welcomes guests, keeps the house toasty, provides warmth and comfort to the cats and dogs, helps bread and rolls rise and provides the perfect spot on a cold morning to drink a hot cup of coffee while looking out on the property to plan the day ahead.

It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from October through April and never once complains.  It only asks for a little daily maintenance and a nice big helping of pellets.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh, how cozy. I love the picture and your wonderful description!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love a cozy room. It must be cozy, the dogs sure love it.

Meg said...

When we moved into this house, the first thing that happened was my grandmother gifted us with a new natural gas stove insert. While it was very needed at the time since we didn't have central heating (or any other heating for that matter), I do miss the fact that what it replaced was a real wood fire place. I wish we had opted for a pot belly or some such, because gas fire just can't compare to the pops, sizzles, and warmth of a real wood fire. :) And yours looks extra toasty!

daisy said...

Someone looks mighty toasty there! ;0)
Can you cook on top of it? What are the pellets made of?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Every winter I hear my hubby say that he misses the wood stove we used to have at a previous house. They are sure warm and cozy and it's great to put wet gloves, etc. near to dry out quickly. Your pets look like they are so warm and relaxed!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much - we definitely love the stove! Hoping to have both a pellet stove (easier than wood) and a wood stove (runs without power) in our next home.
Daisy - I believe the pellets are wood shavings that go thru a heat process to bind together.

Shannon said...

I was going to type SO COZY, but I see many others beat me to it!! Love the room!!! I'm hoping to get a pellet stove hooked into our wood burning fireplace, here in WI before next winter.