Happy New Year to all our subscribers these past 7 years. We are rolling out another video thanking our subscriber base on YouTube. We just reached 5,000 subscribers this past December in 2021. In the video, we discuss a wide range of topics that we are facing on the homestead this particular day. https://youtu.be/xWZcKthR55E We … Continue reading I can’t believe this, yet here we are.
Heating with a wood stove has its challenges; especially, when it’s necessary to hold a balanced temperature within the goldilocks zone. Ever since we moved in, finding that balance has been a challenge. It helps having an outside and indoor thermometer to achieve that perfect temperature balance. We have been using an old analog thermometer … Continue reading Hot or Cold: Achieving Temperature Balance in the Home
In this day and age, it seems that traditions are receiving a bad press. Many traditions provide a sense of comfort and stability in a world that is filled with chaos. The tradition I started for my wife's birthday is now over a decade old, and it is a tradition that is now rooted in … Continue reading A Birthday Tradition Revisited
This week I am demonstrating how to clean a stainless steel wood cook stove surface. Many of you probably do not have a wood cook stove in your homes. This still may relate to you if you are considering purchasing a wood stove to have a backup heat and cooking source. I have created a … Continue reading Cleaning the Wood Cook Stove Surface
Flashback to six years ago when we lit our Kitchen Queen wood cook stove for the first time. We had our challenges trying to figure it out, but now it is easy. We moved into our place for two weeks during December of 2011 to see if we could manage the home with the extreme … Continue reading Flashback: Lighting the Wood Stove for the 1st time didn’t work out so well.
Welcome to Part 4/4, the final video/blog in my video mini series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch. My final video will show how I maintained my wood cook stove while cooking my pumpkin pie and will show you my Pumpkin Pie all cooked and ready to eat! I … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove- Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 4/4
Welcome to Part 3 in my series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch. In this video you will see how I make pumpkin puree from a sugar pumpkin and how I make my pumpkin pie filling using the pumpkin puree. Also you will see how I maintain and use … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove – Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 3/4
Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my video / blog series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie. In the video you will see how I make a pumpkin pie crust from scratch. Additionally, I pull out my sugar pumpkin from my wood cook stove and show what it should look … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove- Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch : 2/4
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
Free hot showers for the past three weeks. The weather outside is cold enough to keep the wood cook stove fired up almost twenty-four seven to heat our home. With the wood cook stove heating the home, cooking much of our food, and heating our hot water, we have been able to wash dishes, do … Continue reading Wood Stove is Free Hot Water