Most of you have seen our little Jotul woodstove. It barely comes to my knees and is in our kitchen/ sitting area. I love it. It’s adorable and puts off a lot of heat for as tiny as it is. But with the layout of our house, the heat from this little stove doesn’t really […]
Living in Montana, we have winter weather six to nine months out of the year. It is extremely important for us to be prepared for winter on the homestead in case we get snowed in or lose power. We start preparing for winter on the homestead in the summer. Here’s how we prepare for winter
If you heat with firewood, you probably use kindling to start your fires. Where do you store kindling? Look here for a solution to having mounds of kindling around the yard and struggling to keep it dry. This dual purpose kindling bin also provides an added work surface that you did not have before! Check […]
Felling an enormous Live Oak is hard enough. But, what happens when a big thunderstorm blows in and the Labrador Retrievers Spook?
A lot of us homesteaders heat our homes with wood. If you use a woodstove everyday, all day like we do then you need to be aware of how to prevent a chimney fire. Here are five tips we use to prevent a chimney fire
The art of stacking firewood varies from person to person. You have those who could care less what it looks like, as long as the pile is out of the way, then you have others who put a bit more effort into stacking their firewood. I think there are a few determining factors behind firewood […]