Chim chiminea chim chiminea, chim chim cheree……. I would very much like a chiminea for the garden. As the weather is turning more Spring-like every day, I have started working in the garden again. We haven’t got a big garden at all, but it does have a delightful patio area with a nice view.
It gets cool out there in the evening, especially during the spring months, so my thoughts have turned to those bulbous lumps of clay with an upright proboscis, ok, chimney. Just the ideal thing to help stay warm. There’s always plenty of wood around these parts to be burnt and it doesn’t have to be the good stuff like you have to use in a wood burner.
After a brief spell of online sniffing, I am mesmerised by how many varied types of chiminea‘s there are. The clay ones are basically like a spring onion shape. From what I can tell, the price is reflected in the size. I think the same can be said about the steel ones, although the shapes vary quite a lot with them. I’ve put off the steel ones because of rust and decay etc.
I Have a Dream
I have a vision of sitting on the patio at dusk, it’s quite cool and the only sound is the distant owl, hooting to a mate from the local churchyard. A mug of tea in one hand and my bulbous companion sat by my side, the chiminea that is, keeping me nice and toasty. What more could anyone want?
So it is, we have decided to go ahead and add one of these lumpy chimineas to our garden. I just hope now that we won’t have a wet summer as usually happens when I do something outdoors. I’d be very interested if anyone has experience of using a chiminea and any pros and cons. Thank you and have a lovely day.
If anyone else is looking for Chiminea, here’s a review of quite a few.