Last week we had a little bit of a snow event in Western North Carolina. Sometimes as a result of ice and snow on the electric lines coming into our development the power goes out. We have a lot of trees and old timber that fall on the lines as well so this past time we lost power for about 8 hours.
Being without power is not the end of the world. Right? Especially if it is only 8 hours. We have a propane fireplace that heats up the house if it is cold and a propane grill on the back deck. Our freezer stays packed and cold and last really well during the 60 hour outage we had a year or so go.
We can manage okay (but every time it happens we do discuss getting a back up generator of some sort) and are able to do whatever we need to do to make it through. We heat water up on the grill for coffee in a pan, use the grill to heat canned soup and whatever else we have to eat.
This past time Chris figured we should have a better way of heating water for coffee and tea so he ordered (post event) a cast iron teapot to use. It is smaller than he thought it would be (isn’t that always the case?) but I love it.
I love the built in basket in this one as well. It is really a sturdy teapot and will stand up whenever the next power outage happens.
As will many cast iron teapots it comes with a little trivet to place underneath the hot teapot. It is just as pretty as the teapot.
Today you might be digging out from a snowstorm – seems like most of the country is getting a pretty major system so perhaps it is a perfect day for brewing up a pot of tea in a great little teapot like this one. Enjoy. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause – Hannibal UMC.