How Jefferson Kept Warm

Time to get ready for a pre-petroleum winter

Bow hunting season has started. The First Canadian cold comes down, air like wolves. Leaves descend today in a steady downpour. In a week the trees will be all but bare and will revert to dark wrought iron: November. Oil prices recently hit a 10-year high.

It may be a rough winter.

I locked in my heating oil at $1.38. We may buy a second wood stove. I have an Everest of logs to split and stack. I wonder if they will last until April.

How to keep warm? Jefferson burned 10 cords of wood a month to get Monticello through...

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