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!
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 […]
Easy steps for any beginner to install an antique cast iron wood stove in a detached garage.
Once in a while, every homesteader comes across the score of a lifetime. In this case, it’s an antique cast iron wood stove, perfect for The Sustainable Couple’s urban homestead. Check out this photo tutorial for a step-by-step guide on refinishing and restoring a cast iron wood stove, to be installed in a garage.
We’ve learned that wood heat it is the most efficient way to save money and heat our home through a long, cold winter. Here are 7 tips on how to save money and heat your house with wood