On Thursday evening the temperature dropped to 66°F/19°C inside the house and was predicted to fall to 29°F/-2°C outdoors overnight. It seem as if our first fire of the season in our wood stove was a good idea. I'd cleaned out the stove pipe about a month ago so we could safely have a fire, but then our temperatures warmed and none was needed. As it turned out, our temperature only fell to 35°F/2°C, but having the warmth of the wood stove was still nice.
I've got the stove doors open just so I could take this photo. Normally, they're closed and wood is loaded from the top, though I do have to open the front doors when starting a new fire.