At this time of year Just before Christmas, I start getting bored as the days get shorter and colder. The Trekking cottage apartment doesn’t normally get many guests from November until around March and because of Covid 19 it’s much worst this year, which is a shame as Covid is almost non existent in Sardinia.
Because the apartment is in a mountain retreat it’s quite Safe, you won’t see many people. Anyway getting back to being bored I decided to build a small lean to for drying clothes outside, so even if it rains the clothes will be dry. Then when they are just damp, we can bring them and put them on the clothes horse by the wood burner. I made the clothes horse from bits of wood remaining from another project.
Although Sardinia stays reasonably warm in winter, it can be very damp being an island it’s surrounded by water making the air very damp, hence the wood burner which from December to March/ April the wood burner will be on keeping my house warm and dry. The wood burner burns very slowly but you still need a good supply of wood, so for that I have a hectare of land I bought many years ago which is full of many different types of tree’s. Some I’m allowed to cut down like Popular, and some Just prune like olive or Oak, it’s hard work but enjoyable with a sense of Satisfaction when you heat your home for almost free, plus the fact it’s great exercise and when I have finished deserves a nice glass of wine by the wood burner. Cheers 🍷