The leaves are starting to change, the clocks have gone back and the nights are definitely drawing in so maybe its time to start thinking about the coming winter?
According to many sources on the internet, we are in for an exceptionally cold winter so its time to get the wood in.
A combination of high gas prices, a certain Vladimir Putin who seems to have his hand on the gas tap of Europe and concerns about reducing the carbon footprint of heating the house during the winter has meant a resurgence of the older system of keeping warm – burning logs.
The new breed of highly efficient reverse flame wood burning stoves has also meant that one again the smell of wood smoke will be in the air as things get cooler here.
The main problem is getting the wood to the house as the steep, narrow streets and alleyways in Barga Vecchia make transporting the logs a time consuming business. Stacking the wood and keeping it dry can also be a problem for those without large cantinas or courtyards.