Filling the woodroom – it’s one of our first chores every spring. And we have been hard at it for the last several weeks. And we love finding free firewood! We heat our 3000 square foot house almost entirely with our woodstove. We take down trees each year on our property, and we use woodlot management […]
Spring is one of the busiest times around here. We usually try to get an extra project done during this time – the bugs aren’t out yet and there isn’t a huge amount of garden work to do. Once the garden kicks into gear, we will NOT have time for anything other than garden and garlic farm […]
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!
When J was a little boy, many moons ago. He and his siblings were bringing firewood in without gloves and his little fingers were frostbitten. Even now, he has to be careful in the cold because his fingers will hurt badly if not kept warm. Winter is fast approaching here in the panhandle of Idaho. […]
Wood burning stoves are a great way to stay warm in the winter without being reliant on outside utility providers. You can use them to heat an entirely off grid house, as ambiance or anything in between. They do need a little bit of maintenance, so before the weather gets cold make sure your wood […]
Summer is a great time of year to start picking up scrap wood. In the picture above I have some random bits and pieces from the yard. They are pretty seasoned so they get to go into the garage/wood shed/barn/laundry room/workshop/you-get-the-idea. Most people are cleaning up their properties and are more than willing to have […]