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The EPA Takes an Ax to Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal

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When you think of that little dream homestead in the woods, what does it include?  Probably a well and septic system, a little stream bubbling nearby, a chicken coop, a sunroom for winter growing, and a cozy fire to curl up next to. When my daughter and I spent aRead the Rest…

How to Stay Warm with Less Heat

snow at the lake

I live in an older house.  It’s not too fancy, but it features things like wood heat, an independent water supply and a million dollar view with a frugal price tag.   In the Northern winter, however, I notice exactly how drafty and chilly our little house is!  The breezeRead the Rest…

What Will You Do When the Lights Go Out?

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Some people believe that we are hurtling towards physical disaster with our delicate electrical grid.  Just how that disaster might occur is open for debate, but we need only look at major power outages over the last few years to see how precarious our grasp on electricity is.  It isn’tRead the Rest…