Living in Chicago gave me no education in a variety of survival skills. One such skill is making a fire. Eight years ago I married a man from West Tennessee, and moved there. We had 16 acres, mostly wooded, and no central heat. In the basement was a wood burning stove, and that was our main source of heat. There were two propane fireplaces also in the house, but we just used those in the mornings as a chill chaser.
For a good fire start with some kindling and paper to get it started. Once you have a good fire going add some dry wood, than some wet wood on the top before you know you will have a fire like this one. The fire has to continuously be tended to, moving logs around, adding more kindling, and more logs.
I'm always cold in the winter, so for me building and tending to the fire is a great way to keep warm. You know what It's my life, and I'm living it to the fullest. I love my life, thank you Father, I am truly blessed.