What is Homesteading? Why do people want to Homestead? The meaning of homesteading has changed over the years. It used to be a free government land program and skills to live like a pioneer. Now it is more of a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. The dictionary says it is life as a settler on a homestead and the…Read More
We grew up watching the Ingalls, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to live back then? We’ve been able to take the best parts from the Little House on the Prairie and incorporate them into our 21-century way of living.Read More
Here in the U.S., homesteading is on the rise. If you are thinking of making a change from your current lifestyle to a simpler life, you may face many homesteading obstacles. This is especially true of those who don’t have farming roots.Read More
When J was a little boy, many moons ago. He and his siblings were bringing firewood in without gloves and his little fingers were frostbitten. Even now, he has to be careful in the cold because his fingers will hurt badly if not kept warm.
Winter is fast approaching here in the panhandle of Idaho. The pass and upper elevation have already seen snow. I hope you’ve gotten all your wood stacked and dried.
If you’ve used wood as your heating or cooking source for any length of time, then you know the key to heat production is in properly drying and storing firewood.
We’ve want to share what we’ve learned with you over the years about drying and storing firewood.Read More
If you’re going to put out the energy and time to cut, split, and properly store firewood, you want to know you’re being as efficient as possible. No use wasting valuable time when there might be an easier way, right? The question is, how do you know which are the best trees for firewood.Read More