Firewood, Trucks, and Guitars

Just a few homesteader necessities!  When Doug’s sister said that her beautiful crab apple tree had finally fallen over due to a storm we didn’t waste time getting down there to retrieve the wood!  Wood is necessary on a homestead with wood stoves. This year we would like to not use the propane (hello heart attack when you see the bill and it doesn’t even heat the room) and not freeze our booties off. Now in order to get the wood we needed a truck.  We gave our truck to Emily and thought we could go without one.  You should … Continue reading Firewood, Trucks, and Guitars

The Wood Cook Stove (now we’re cookin’!)

We have a really great wood cook stove. I would love a large Pioneer stove complete with warmer, water heater, and oven but I guess we need homesteading baby steps. We needed to learn to use this wood cook stove to heat the house and to cook on.  Our stove is from the early seventies.  It is half propane and half wood.  So, if you didn’t want to heat up the house you could use the propane side.  Propane is expensive so we opt to use the wood side as much as possible! I had peppered folks with questions anxiously before … Continue reading The Wood Cook Stove (now we’re cookin’!)