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UNWIND – RELAX – LET GO – DREAM!

By Brian Zebertavage | January 3, 2019 |
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Slow down and let your imagination come to life.  Here’s a true story on how a “FIRE can INSPIRE” Outside it was cold and wet as I gathered kindling to start the fire. The early evening grew dark and the moisture of the woods wet the surface of my clothes.…

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THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF SELLING IT – THEY GAVE IT TO THOSE IN NEED

By Brian Zebertavage | January 2, 2019 |
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3 men with woodcutting tools next to stack of firewood

Above, Shane McDaniel, flanked by his sons, Henry McDaniel, left, and Harrison McDaniel, stand in front of their Washington state home with the wood they chopped. (Dave Robertson) THEY CUT WOOD TO FILL 80 TRUCKS. THEN THEY BROUGHT IT TO HOMES THAT NEEDED HEAT. HERE’S THE STORY… (by Caitlin Huson,…

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EVERY HOUSE SHOULD HAVE ONE

By Brian Zebertavage | November 28, 2018 |
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KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE and YOUR HOME INTACT The cold air has moved in and now a part of daily life here in the Pocono Mountains, northeastern USA. November’s unexpected 12” snowfall was yet another humble reminder of what the upcoming winter months have in store for us. Along with…

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6 QUICK TIPS FOR WOOD BURNERS

By Brian Zebertavage | November 18, 2018 |
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Listed below are useful suggestions helpful for burning firewood for heat, food and fun:   1. COOK DINNER ON YOUR WOODSTOVE! If your stove has a cooktop surface, with a few select pots and pans and a little creativity, just about any food can be prepared. No need to turn…

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THIS JOINT SMOKES!

By Brian Zebertavage | November 2, 2018 |
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THEY’RE BURNING IN THE BIG EASY! It’s early morning and a blue-sky day begins with 70° temps, and a slow rising southern sun. I’m visiting New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, and a city renowned for its colorful parades and exuberant celebrations. Today’s adventure within this Mississippi River town lures…

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HOW TO GET FREE FIREWOOD

By Brian Zebertavage | October 20, 2018 |
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If you burn wood to heat your home, you are saving money. Even with the recent low cost of fossil fuels like natural gas, coal or oil, wood is still the least expensive. There is no doubt that labor is a factor when using wood for heat, but if you…

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CAN THAT TREE HIT YOUR HOUSE?

By Brian Zebertavage | October 8, 2018 |
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NO DOUBT. TREES ARE ESSENTIAL TO LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. They provide shade from the hot rays of the sun. They supply food and oxygen. Trees contribute raw materials for buildings, books and thousands of other products. They also add value to our homesteads by beautifying the landscape in…

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES with AMAZING BENEFITS

By Brian Zebertavage | September 10, 2018 |
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beautiful scenic valley of canyon mountains

GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE Immerse yourself within a forest with its ever-changing wildlife and let Mother Nature surprise you (she will). BUILD A CAMPFIRE. There’s no better way to take in the outdoors than having a woodfire as your centerpiece for good times with family and friends. Toast a…

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4 GOOD REASONS for BURNING WOOD

By Brian Zebertavage | September 5, 2018 |
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blazing orange and red colored woodfire

HEAT Stay warm the old-fashioned way. We sometimes forget how dependent we are on electricity, oil and gas. Wood burning means, to a greater or lesser extent, energy independence which can then translate into lower heating bills. Power outages and high-priced fossil fuels are less a worry when you have…

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