Today after doing the dishes and starting the laundry (and making the bed and cleaning the spare room), I didn't feel I had time to do a "project" around the homestead before Kenny and I left to do some paid work.
Instead, I felt that it shouldn't take hours to remove the ashes that were awaiting me in the bottom of the stove.
I found the tub that I had washed my hands in while cleaning the stovepipe, and brought that inside. With the help of the cleaning "hoe" supplied with the Baker's Choice, I opened the front port under the oven door, and began dragging the ashes through it and into the tub.
I filled the tub quickly, with not too much ash flying up into the cabin, that was nice, as I didn't have an assistant holding the vacuum for me.
|First tub full.|
|And then the second one maybe half full.|
|Spooky landscape under the oven!|
|And a better picture right to the back of the stove. Looks clean enough for me.|
Hopefully I can get to some of my other small chores before the snow flies!
|Bonus picture of a 24' log I brought in for future projects. I'll have to cut it down to 18' just to get it on the sawmill!|
|And I guess we still have iron in the water it seems.|