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Monday, January 20, 2014

Turf Fire

Our Irish peat briquettes arrived today. We have six in the fireplace and they burn nicely with a sweet scent. Brings back nice memories. I lit the fire with a few sticks of Southern fatwood. You need a good solid base of coals on which you pyramid four to six blocks of turf.

Ireland Earth ships the turf in twenty-five pounds boxes.

Enjoy.

Stephen

25 comments:

  1. Nice. A wee bit o Ireland in the fireplace.

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    1. We have really enjoyed tonight. Makes the house smell good. Thanks, PP.

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    1. You'll like it. I believe I'll try and find another supplier and try have a few shipped from the UK or Ireland.

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  3. I always thought burning dirt was awesome

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    1. Isn't it though....the turf (peat) burns with one-third the heat of coal, a hot slow fire. Thanks, Corey.

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  4. I demand you install the Smell-O-Vision widget in Blogger right now and ...
    Oh. Right. insert sad face here

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    1. I'll try and bottle a bit and send it your way....the cat has made her bed next to the fire...she won't move.

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    2. I second Rev. Paul's request!!!

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    3. i THIRD Rev. Paul's request....don't make me have to get the boots out!!!! bahahahahah!

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  5. I'll bet you could pour some whiskey over them and turn it into scotch...

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  6. I'm thinking of a good scotch, a plate of fresh cookies and the smell of burning peat in a warm room. That's kinda of like going to Heaven.

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    1. Jess, I've been in heaven all evening...think I'll pour another cup of tea and a few biscuits. My wife has had a smile on her face for the last two hours.

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  7. My wife would go insane for the smell. I'm gonna try it!

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    1. Trust me, it's worth every cent....here's a link.

      https://irishturf.com/products.htm, price includes shipping and is on par with Amazon's price.

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  8. Time to get your Dutch oven out and do a wee bit of cooking on the fire. Maybe a nice Irish stew. Or, a couple of beef pies. And maybe just a wee splash of scotch in your tea.

    I may just have to get some peat sent my way.

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    1. oooh...i just THIRDED Rev. Paul's request and now i am SECONDING Flier's request.....remember, you don't want me to get the boots out - bahahahahah!

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    2. Bubba, if I had a fireplace like that in the video I'd probably try my Dutch oven....alas mine is far too small for such a job. I do make a mean peach cobbler over a campfire.
      Thanks.

      kymber, well, hello little girl. Boots, bahahahah....

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  9. dear sweet one - i've just caught up on all of your previous posts that i miss and i just want to say that i am glad that you are back and posting like a nutter...and i was really hoping for a pic of a ponytail on the back of your head!!! oh well, the cut looks really nice! lots of love to you and Sweet Wife!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Thank you, Sweetheart....awful busy here and I'm so very sorry I did not send a Christmas care...but then again, we sent exactly zero cards this year. Between my illness and business I just didn't feel like it. Thanks, again, to Jamie for the nice little spinner. It hangs from my keyring. Love to you both.

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  10. As posted previously, save the turf for the fireplace. I did smoke the meat, but it was not to good.
    Dennis

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