Henry cut a big bucket of western red cedar kindling this morning. When he brought it in the house, the air was immediately perfumed with the best kind of woodsy cabin scent. If it weren’t such a beautiful, sunny day, I might just sit inside and huff cedar air for the next couple hours.
Cedar makes a great firestarter because it ignites readily and burns nice and hot. This batch of kindling material came from discarded siding materials that Henry picked up somewhere in his travels. If you care to read more about our firewood situation, check out this past post.
While a bucket of kindling may not be all that exciting for most folks, it definitely counts as one of life’s small pleasures in my book. After spending today outdoors enjoying the sunshine–I’m writing this while sitting on the back porch–it will be nice to fire up the woodstove for a cozy evening of food and warmth with family.