Is there anything more comforting than a nice warm fire in the winter? I'm liking with Linda at
A LA CARTE for Gratitude Sunday #4. I took this picture last night of the fire in our wood stove. That little stove has warmed our little home for 34 years! We sure would miss it. Everyone loves to come in and warm themselves by the fire! I am always so thankful for the fire in the winter and miss it in the summer.
This is our wood pile outside. Jim has it covered with tarps to keep it dry. We have used a lot this year and the pile is shrinking. We burned quite a bit the last few weeks when it was so cold and windy.
Jim keeps some smaller pieces chopped for me outside to help me start the fire. It's just part of the routine for whoever gets up first in the mornings.
We found a great box for our wood inside by the wood stove years ago. I was born in Yakima WA, so I love this old beverage box.
So, you need a cup of cocoa or hot chocolate to go with that nice warm fire in the evenings. This is an organic one we found in Poulsbo WA at a great market. It's very good!
Ready for a cup? Jim loves whipped cream with his. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. The kids know we like hot chocolate and often give us packets at Christmas. We always have quite an assortment. Come on over for some hot cocoa and a chat by the fire....warm yourself!