I mentioned in a previous post about how I enjoy making bread in the winter as I can let the dough raise on the corn burner. It can be quite the topic of conversation for those who have never seen or heard of one before. I thought I'd show what it's all about starting with the cleaning process. We clean it everyday. I'm using the term "we" in a very general way as I really don't do much with it other than enjoy the warmth.
We start it with wood pellets soaked in lighter fluid first. Sometimes it gives us trouble not wanting to stay lit.
Dan has to preach it a sermon on those occasions about the virtues of staying lit.
The corn feeds in with an auger out of a bin in the back. We go through about 1-1/2 to 2 bushel of corn a day. It does a nice job in heating our home with the exception of the subzero weather we've had. It doesn't keep up as well then but I doubt any furnace does at that point.
Ahhh, yes, time to grab a book and curl up in the corner. We'll chat later, I'm off to do some reading.
Have a warm, cozy night. I will!