Have you ever wondered what it takes you cut all of your own firewood for the winter? Now you can find out as I share my experiences during our first winter in Northern Wisconsin!
Before going to cut the trees, Farmer Derek constructed a stand to set the logs on for sawing out the boards. In times past he has sawn them while they were laying on the ground. This worked but was hard on his back and knees and took longer because of the awkward position. This stand […]
A chainsaw can be a vital piece of equipment for a farm or homestead. Although you can go it the old fashioned way with a crosscut hand saw, a chainsaw can make short work of tree trimming, cutting firewood, cutting railroad cross ties for a raised garden bed, etc. If you don’t know how to […]
Using a chainsaw is dangerous business, even when you’re being careful. Here are some things you should know about this powerful machine that will keep you safe, and help you get the most of your chainsaw.
So how can you prepare firewood to last 30 days, and be ready to burn at a moment’s notice? You can cut it yourself, or just buy a supply. Just be certain you have enough. If you elect to cut it yourself, here are some things to consider.