It’s winter. It’s cold. Your primary heat source is wood. The last thing you want is trouble starting your woodstove or fireplace on frigid mornings. Fire starters are a great way to get things burning quickly. Problem is, though, they can be expensive. These DIY firestarters light quickly and easily to get your fire roaring […]
Wood heat is amazing. There’s nothing like sitting beside a toasty, crackling fire on a cold winter night. This tutorial for a homemade firewood carrier will make it easy for you to haul loads of wood from the shed into the house.
Cooking in the wood stove is a bit different to an electric or gas oven, but it isn’t as tricky as some might have you believe. Modern wood cookers are very easy to get hot, and very efficient with their fuel. Here are 8 useful tips for ensuring you have success when you cook with […]
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 […]
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 […]