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BURNING FIREWOOD for HEAT, FOOD and FUN has never been so exciting.
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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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
HE’S HARMLESS He’s got quite the charisma as he greets you with his signature “howl and growl”. With paws the size of Texas, he likes to show them off at face level while he “double high fives”. Sometimes scary, yea – but to know him, he’s harmless. This four-pawed, puppy-hearted, bouncing-of-a-ball…Read More
“Quality hay for discriminating animals.” That’s the motto for Deerfoot Farms, located in Leesport, PA., USA. Owner Dave Brown, a respected businessman that has a niche for growing and harvesting hay, has discovered numerous ways to save money for his business and family. But the reason Dave is being featured…Read More
Take a look at what Cindy and Gary from Robesonia, PA have done with their woodstove. They built a custom sheet metal enclosure around the stove to capture and direct the heat to flow exactly where and when they need it. No more waiting for the entire downstairs to fill…Read More
Wood-fired pizza! There’s nothing like the taste of pizza that was baked using firewood. If you ever get the chance to visit the Finger Lakes in New York State, be sure to stop by The Copper Oven at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery to try some of their wood-fired pizza (their…Read More