Cleaning out our woodstove is a weekly chore here. We use the stove all winter long and ashes build up, so once a week my morning starts off with cleaning out the stove. If you heat with wood, you simply must make cleaning out your stove a regular chore. Here’s how we do it…did you […]
Did you know what you can get woodstoves that are designed for both heating your house and cooking? We’ve owned two woodstoves now, both with ovens under the fire box for cooking. I hardly ever use our electric oven in winter (and in summer we tend to use the BBQ or the slow cooker because […]
We love our woodstove in winter! We use it to heat the house and cook food as soon as the weather is cold enough. We have tried two different models in different houses. In our secondhand house that we are currently renovating, we are going to need a new woodstove. This post is about our […]
Some people like diamonds, homesteaders like cast iron. You can never have enough. It lasts forever and it will never let you down–until you have to pay for it. It’s not cheap. Or is it? Some alternate approaches for acquiring your much desired cast iron without breaking the bank.
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 […]
When I think of the quintessential homestead tool, I think of a wood burning stove. A homestead house is just not complete without a fire blazing in the wood stove on cold winter nights. Transitioning to heating with wood is a wonderful place to start when learning to be self-sufficient. But nothing says homesteading like […]