I hear people say all the time the reasons why they did not have a fireplace or a wood stove in their homes. They always make mention of how hard it is to keep firewood, clean up the mess, clean out the ashes, cost of the firewood and just the overall labor that comes with a fireplace. But, it’s on days like today when the weather is below freezing and there is snow on the ground that the joy of the wood stove and the warmth of the stove has its proper place in our home. Not only are we saving money on the power and gas bills but we can set back and feel the warmth that only wood can bring and enjoy watching the fire dance around inside the stove. Here in Georgia we do not have that cold of a winter normally and at the Barry household we do not burn our wood stove constantly during the winter months, so we always have wood in our wood rack some which has been there up to two or three years. So yes keeping up a wood stove is a lot of work. You can keep your forced air heat while the Barry household is sitting in front of the wood stove enjoying the warmth and the fruit of the labor that goes with a wood burning stove watching the fire dance!