… they use it to cook their dinner.
When we moved into our house last year we entertained the notion of getting a wood-burning stove fitted in the living room. However, on weighing up both the price of a proper install and the fact that we have very few evenings when we actually have long enough sitting in the living room to make it worthwhile (often either being out or upstairs working in our “creative room”), we decided that we were not ready to pursue that particular dream.
As an alternative, we have had in mind to get something to burn things outside. Today we visited a nearby garden centre to get some more bags of compost for the garden and saw a fire pit on offer. We have stacks of combustible material in the garden, collected from various trimmings we made last year. Much of it is a bit damp as we have not had it under cover but, with contributions from the recycling bin and our collection of rather scrappy bits of salvaged wood that might have been useful to build something one day, we managed to get enough of a blaze going to reduce the stacks of garden waste a bit and cook a decent BBQ meal as well.