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Masonry heaters and hard lessons

Around 500 years ago winter came knocking early and stayed late. A dreadful dark dismal den of destruction descended on mankind, a period of icy death and despair unseen for millennia. The gradual warming period which had left us fat … Continue reading

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A fireplace billows

Aside from mud, snow, and general temperature endurance; our major dilemma during our first winter on the homestead was heating and cooking with wet wood. Obviously the best plan is to cut your firewood a year or more in advance … Continue reading

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