Friday, May 7, 2010

Wood and lots of it.

In the non-urban parts of Umbria the most common household fuel is wood. Having had a reasonable cold winter and spring continuing to be damp and cool the fires are still burning. Indeed our fire is burning away again tonight whereas say last year would have have seen us stop having fires in over a month ago.

If you are a member of your local Comunanza (community association) then for 50 euros you have an entitlement to 50 quintale (5,000 kilos) of wood. Although for this you do have to cut the trees down and log it yourself from the community owned woodland around us. Still, this is considerable cheaper than the 8-10 euros a 100 kilos you would need to pay a wood merchant.

The sun is forecast to appear on Sunday so hopefully things will start to warm up.

Forza Alonso for the race on Sunday!

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