If you are like us and prefer to use a renewable heat source like a fire, you might be interested in some different ways of getting that fire started without using newspaper. I am very aware that newspaper is a dying resource as more and more people choose to use online news sources (or none […]
Last winter our neck of the woods was subjected to mother nature’s wrath in the form of a crippling ice storm. Were we prepared, we thought so! Read more about our experience with the ice storm and how we built our own rocket stove to better prepare ourselves for the next. Complete instructions included!
Keeping warm this winter with a fire? Put that leftover wood ash to good use around the Homestead! Here are 12 ways to get a second life out of your ash.
We love our woodstove in winter! We use it to heat the house and cook food as soon as the weather is cold enough. We have tried two different models in different houses. In our secondhand house that we are currently renovating, we are going to need a new woodstove. This post is about our […]
Our home. We love coming home to it, resting in it, and just generally being home. Our homes are our safe places. Or are they? Getting our home ready for an emergency was not at the top of my list of things to do. That was really bad of me, but I was more focused […]
One of the best things about heating with a wood stove is getting free wood. Nobody ever walks up to you and says, hey, I have some extra money I need out of my way, do you want some for your gas furnace? But when people know you heat with wood, it’s not unheard of […]