alton_lust (alton_lust) wrote,
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I'd completely forgotten that the little pot sitting next to mother's fireplace is not for putting ashes into. It is a fire starter pot. It looks like a cauldron/honey pot. The wand has a hunk of soapstone on the end. You're supposed to put some oil in the pot, leave the wand to soak & when you need to start a fire light the stone. It burns 5-10 minutes, long enough to catch large logs without the need for kindling. Which is supposed to be useful when your woodpile disappears under snow.
Huh.

Here's a modern one.
https://www.amazon.com/UNIFLAME-INC-GARDEN-ART-DIV/dp/B007XFWBXO

I remember this pot was a fixture by my grandparents fireplace but i dont remember them ever using it.


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