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THIS JOINT SMOKES!

By Brian Zebertavage | November 2, 2018 |
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always smokin bbq sign at the joint restaurant

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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firewood piled in back of red pickup truck

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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uprooted tree laying on damaged porch of house

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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HE’S NOT A WOOD BURNER

By Brian Zebertavage | September 4, 2018 |
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man with sunglasses and Weimaraner dog

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…

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This Is No Ordinary Farm.

By Brian Zebertavage | October 14, 2017 |
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man standing with machine and auger for feeding wood chips to make alternative fuel

“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…

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Enclose your woodstove? See how this couple did it.

By Brian Zebertavage | October 14, 2017 |
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woman standing in front of custom wood stove frame

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…

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This large copper dome oven burns wood to make designer pizza and desserts too!

By Brian Zebertavage | October 14, 2017 |
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outdoors wood burning copper oven

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…

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With three separate wood burning stoves on his property this guy has a unique way of storing his firewood supply

By Brian Zebertavage | October 14, 2017 |
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split wood stacked on pallets ready for burning

Harold and his very unique way Harold from Mohrsville, PA is storing his wood in a very unique way. Take a look at the pics below and you will have to agree that his wood storage is very distinct in that he stacks the logs on wooden pallets, held together…

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Is it safe to stack firewood this high?

By Brian Zebertavage | October 14, 2017 |
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man reaching with arm alongside large stacked firewood pile

Why did I stack firewood so high? I had purchased a steeI structure specifically for housing my wood supply so as you would expect, I was trying to store as much wood as possible under one roof using the limited space. Since the roof supports were about 8’ off the…

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