Many fires are caused each year by wood ash being improperly collected and stored. Wood ash should always be collected into an empty metal container (Amazon), after being allowed to cool fully. I have used wood ash often enough to believe it is this versatile. If you are looking for something to do with all […]
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.
When we lived in the city we had a built-in fireplace that had a handy-dandy gas log lighter to make starting a fire an easy endeavor. But now that we live on the ranch we have a beautiful freestanding antique Franklin-style cast iron fireplace. I absolutely love it but back in the day they didn’t […]
With the cold weather coming on many people will be burning wood in their fireplaces to help keep their homes warm. But have you done your fireplace maintenance this year? Cleaning your stovepipe from dangerous and flammable creosote is important fire-safety maintenance step that should be done at least once per year (sometimes more often […]