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 […]
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 […]
Fortunately, my husband splits all of our firewood so we don’t have to buy wood to burn, but you might not be that lucky. I know that when we sell wood, we get a lot of questions about the quantity of wood that we’ll be bringing and the kind of wood we’ll deliver. Today, I […]