I just want to add a quick note here…this year, our winter bills have been tremendously lower than last year…

  1. it has been milder
  2. the skirt we built around bessie has insulated her very well

I am so thankful it has worked.  We dropped into some low temperatures this last week and the west end of our house didn’t feel cold…and the fireplace actually put off some warmth when sitting by it!


She also looks much better ; )



Mr. Undaunted was musing that the 200 bucks in gasoline to pick up the panels and purchase the tar and plates and screws were already recouped…we love the “chipper chicken.”