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
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…
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
As luck would have it, on the property during the summer, I am also the chimney sweep. Every year during the month of August, I steadily climb the roof and bring my bristly brush with me. I climb to the summit and remove the cap and begin my sweep. Since I sweep the stove pipe … Continue reading Chim, chimney, chim, chim, cher-oo, a chimney sweep too.
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.
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!
Our wood cook stove has several functions; it heats the home, cooks our meals, dries our clothes, and heats our domestic hot water at all our sink facets like a regular hot water heater. The wood cook stove is basically the heart of our home because of its multifaceted use. We chose the Kitchen Queen, Amish … Continue reading Introducing our wood cook stove