Birdwatching Dot Com
Here's Michael stoking Piggy, as we affectionately call the outdoor boiler that keeps us warm in the winter.
Piggy's firebox is surrounded by a tank holding 350 gallons of water. The hot water circulates around inside walls of our house and the Birdwatching Dot Com office and store. Piggy is pretty well insulated. See the icicles hanging off the housing?
In the summer and fall we get our excercise by cutting fallen trees and splitting and stacking the wood in an open garage next to Piggy. And about the first of December we fire up Piggy. It's a delightful task to go outside on a cold night to put in more wood. Gets us out, in view of stars, in earshot of barred owls, no matter what the weather.
Sort of like birdwatching.
--Michael and Diane Porter (who we are)
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