When my husband was growing up they lived in all sorts of houses that did have very good insulation of central heating. Most of the time all they had for heating was a central heating unit in the family room. So if anyone was really cold they would go and stand in front of it to get warmer. If the Amish fireplace had been around when he growing up then more than likely they would have all been warm and relieve the danger of being burned of a fire getting out of control.
I cant believe how time flies. I am posting this picture because I did not get the chance to post my sons birthday cake last month. I just wanted to share how happy and proud I am to have my youngest son in our lives. Hurrah, he is now 3. Love you Ben!!!