Making Firestarters

We are getting a new electric stove after decades of service from our old stove. I took advantage of the remaining operable burners to conduct the somewhat messy job of making firestarters. The firestarters are composed of cardboard egg cartons filled with sawdust and shavings and soaked with melted paraffin. All together I made 96 firestarters which we mainly use in starting fires in the woodstove. I used to use paraffin blocks but the granulated paraffin melts much quicker with no shaving of the blocks needed.

Meanwhile Kathryn was took Dakota on a tour of colleges which included a stop at Hilbert College where Eric and James joined in for dinner at a local sushi restaurant.