Friday, May 26, 2006
This household (not us) doesn't bother to take their winter fire-wood in from the nature strip, put it under cover (perhaps not necessary these days as it no longer rains) or stack it. It provides a welcome touch of variety (element of squalor) that slows the suburb's rush to up-marketdom. Actually, the pile was five times this size but darkness fell and I had to go and pick my sister up from the airport. We heat exclusively with wood, in a slow combustion stove (not used for cooking) but most people now are switching to gas for convenience.