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 […]
Read about our race to get thousands of garlic planted before the deep freeze, plowing new fields, dealing with clay soil, heating the house with wood, filling the pantry and other November activities from our homestead in Canada’s Maritimes.
When wood is your only source of heat and it’s really cold outside, what do you do when it’s time to clean out all the ashes? Do you let your fire go out and cool down before cleaning it and then start a new fire? You don’t have to… Here’s how I’ve learned to clean […]
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!
If you have the option of heating your home with a wood furnace, you can’t go wrong with using an efficient wood forced-air system! The work involved grants instant gratification as you connect closer to nature and perform such a simple, yet essential human need for heat. This guide includes a wood furnace diagram, popular […]
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 […]