Thermosiphon equals free hot water

In this blog post, we created a video which explains how we use thermosiphon to heat our domestic hot water through our wood cook stove. We have received requests to create a video post which walks through the process.  We hope you enjoy the video and our attempt at creating a Youtube presence.  Our channel … Continue reading Thermosiphon equals free hot water

Another Firewood Season Coming to a Close *Note sigh of relief…

Wearing my grubbiest, holiest t-shirt, toughest Walls jeans, a pair of worn out hiking shoes or rubber boots, and skip a shower until evening because I am about to sweat through every pore of my skin; I head out to fell, buck, transport, split, and stack firewood for the 2016 season. Gathering wood this season … Continue reading Another Firewood Season Coming to a Close *Note sigh of relief…

A Birthday Challenge Turned Tradition: Zesty, Orange, Double Layer, Birthday Cake

For the past eight or so years, I started a tradition for my wife's birthday.  Before this epiphany, I would ask my wife what she would like for her birthday cake?  I would then, like most husbands, go hunt down the desired cake and purchase it from a bakery or sometimes an ice cream parlor.  … Continue reading A Birthday Challenge Turned Tradition: Zesty, Orange, Double Layer, Birthday Cake

Domestic hot water from a wood cook stove, now that’s a hot idea.

All domestic hot water in our home currently is heated by the wood cook stove and stored in the tank behind the stove for later use. Since we have been using the wood cook stove to heat the home and cook meals, there has been plenty of hot water for showers, dishes, and laundry during … Continue reading Domestic hot water from a wood cook stove, now that’s a hot idea.

Dutch Ovens are the BEST, and my Moroccan Chicken cooked great in it!

Sturdy, durable, heavy, and oh, so useful, is what I think of when I think about my Dutch ovens. I use mine often.  I find myself making soups, stews, and what I call “one dish wonders” with my Dutch ovens.  They work great on the wood cook stove too.  I have the 5 Quart and … Continue reading Dutch Ovens are the BEST, and my Moroccan Chicken cooked great in it!