Stocks of logs are being whittled away and the job of keeping the home fires burning falls upon the shoulders of who ever is nearest the fire.
A useful website that offers plenty of hints and tips on keeping your house warm is WoodHeat.org.
One of the pages I've been reading up on is how to start and maintain your fire, it offers ways to get your fire going without waiting too long and advises against adding one or two logs at a time.
If you are thinking of installing a new wood burning appliance or want some in-depth reading there is a free 80 page .pdf booklet you can download as well.
What are your own tips and advice for ensuring the woodburner keeps ticking over? Please feel free to leave a comment below.