Fall is still a busy time for Northern gardeners and homesteaders. Getting ready for Winter, at the same time as cleaning out the gardens and preserving the last baskets of vegetables = long busy days. But we need to get ready for the snow to fly! Here are the important things we need to get […]
There is typically a rhythm to the tasks of running a home/homestead. This year has been a little out of kilter. We are getting it done, but Wowza! all at once. If you feel like you are the only one trying to keep up with several big projects at once, hop on over and see […]
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 […]
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 […]