summer

Daily Prep

Photo By Simon McBride

How to Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning

Tips for the summer heat
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:26 PM

A number of great ways to keep cool this summer when the AC is not working or too expensive afford.  Energy conservation that is attainable.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/energy-efficiency/how-to-keep-your-house-cool-zmfz12jazmel.aspx

What Should I Do?

How to Prepare Your Woodburner for the Heating Season

Maintenance tips for woodstoves and chimneys
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:11 PM

In the Pioneer days, it was a tradition/ritual to take the stove out to the shop, disassemble it, clean everything to like new condition, replace any worn parts or hardware, reassemble everything, and apply a new coat of stove black prior to reinstalling the whole thing. Even in today's faster paced world, this is still the optimum approach. Below is a list of maintenance steps and considerations to get the most out of your wood-based heating system and keep it safe and operating properly when you go to use it next. » Read more