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Looking forward to hearing about what comes next!

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Firewood doesn’t just heat you twice. It heats you three or four times.

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Memories of the year Chuck's Christmas present to me was the log offcuts from your guest cabin, and an axe. Sigh.

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Dec 31, 2023Liked by Charlotte Freeman

Such a romantic.

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I love reading about your life. 💚

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Oh than you! It's been a project ...

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Firewood wheelbarrowing - ah yes, I remember it well from 25 years in a stone-built farmhouse with a well-spring in the cellar (for washing butter) in the wilds of Wales. Sure beats a work-out at the gym.

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My partner sold a house here in town a couple of years back that had been the dairy -- it too had a spring-fed trough in the basement!

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congratulations and a very happy new year too and yours!

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You too Karen! I hope you're spending it with all those gorgeous grown-up kids!

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Dec 31, 2023Liked by Charlotte Freeman

Cheers to nearly-there! ✨

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It feels like being a kid when you'd do that "go faster" rocking motion in the backseat of the station wagon! Are we THERE yet?

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Dec 31, 2023Liked by Charlotte Freeman

Hurrah to being within “shooting distance” of your financial target. In my twenties/early thirties, I heated our living space with a two-door (ambience when opened) Fischer air tight wood stove. In north Florida. Why? Sixteen foot ceilings, zero insulation, a scad of old single pane double hung windows about six feet tall and lacking weatherstripping. So for eight years I managed by felling trees, cutting them to length, and splitting log chunks into manageable sizes. A temporary shelter kept the worst of the rain off the wood. I cooked atop the stove and kept my coffee warm. That it wasn’t seamless was the exact state that I cherished.

All the best to you as you move forward with your plans.

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It's the entanglements, and the edges, that make life interesting -- and that's where we're going with the new project! Looking at that in some new ways, and writing about people who are writing about entanglement ...

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