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 […]
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 […]
Ah, firewood. The unending chore of an Alaskan homestead. But thanks to a chinook, this chore was much easier than usual! Ever heard of a chinook? And not the helicopter… Read all about the Alaskan Chinooks here!
Most people start a homestead with the goal self-sufficiency. Not having to worry about what would happen to you or your family in the event of some big disaster or knowing exactly what goes into the food you’re giving your kids to eat are two big reasons people are drawn to this lifestyle. I know […]
There is nothing in the world like sitting next to a blazing fire reading a book or chatting with family. The warmth is unique, the flames almost mesmerizing, and the whole experience evokes feelings of comfort. Heating wood is a time honored classic, and modern standards have made this home fuel source an amazingly eco-friendly […]