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 […]
How to choose and use a woodstove that will be useful to you both to heat your home and for cooking most of your meals through winter.
A lot of us homesteaders heat our homes with wood. If you use a woodstove everyday, all day like we do then you need to be aware of how to prevent a chimney fire. Here are five tips we use to prevent a chimney fire