Feeding the Belly of the Beast
....so being true to my nature, I knew it was time to stop being cold and so last night was the initial first light, of feeding the ‘belly of the beast’.
Been way busy around here as of late, workin’ mostly outside and farther on down in the forest of woods. So not much time for posting, but I have been gathering a lot of outside wood photos for future blog stories and also for winter gazing when I need to escape the realities of all that soon coming snow.
Like here I’ve been going over a write up on my next installment of “Slabbin’ at Wood” and realizing that it just is not going to make it tonight. So here we go with a fast zippy blog of what’s happening on the inside at home here. Put the wood in and struck a match last night, so it’s official now….I’m in the wood burning mode till come spring. Three wood stoves, one in the kitchen, this one in the living room and then there’s the one in the sun-room, and yes they all have an enormous appetite for wood. Three more bellies to feed around here and so I start usually in October with feeding the ‘belly of this beast’ and then by November it’s time to get the two others going. So I happened to come downstairs last night around 2 o’clock to check the fire and throw some more wood on, yes I know….an-other habit that is now also in ‘the process’ till come spring. It’s not much fun waking up, upstairs and feeling your nose being cold, knowing that downstairs it’s even colder yet….ah yes, the pleasures of working with wood. LOL….and you thought I only worked with wood for furniture, I live wood in every part of my being, yes at night I even dream wood.
Anyway I thought these came out quite nice as there is no inside light turned on….it’s called using ‘night mode’ on my camera settings. And yes, seems as if one of our cats, Buff was awake also, all-though I’m not sure what was grabbing his attention….maybe he’s checking out a ‘wood spirit’ at the cellar door?
Any-ways, one belly alive and well….
....one busy cat, at being busy, so I wonder…..does he learn this from me? And if your wondering, the floor and wood on the wall boards is all hand stripped of many, many coats of paint by guess who?....and then re-finished in three coats of tung oil, and who says tung oil will not stand up to wear, while also easy to re-finish, just add some more to the place of damage with a rag and go on with your life….
Have not had the time to get this article over here that I’ve posted at one of my other sites: RusticWoodArt, but this past Sunday I made a trip down south to Exeter, NH to the Burlingame : Gallery and spent the afternoon looking over the MAJORFURNITURE by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters . Had a chance to get some photos of the furniture by NH Masters and so I will also be posting some of those pictures in the coming days. I would recommend that if you have the time and live in the area, why not stop by the gallery and check out these works of art!
Well I’m off to dream of wood and hope-fully will be getting that article online soon….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/