“So, RTL, where do you get your kindling…?” “Why, the yard, of course. Where else would one get it?”
When the weather turns cold, or if one is truly prepared, even before, nothing warms the soul as a warm wood fire in a traditional stone fireplace. Sadly, this wonderful custom is slowly becoming archaic in a time where gas logs have slowly replaced real wood. But for those of us who ‘keep the faith’, the convenience is simply no substitute, and any good hearth demands a good effort. As a great dear friend of mine, Donnie Dodd, was so fond of saying, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well”.