Follow-up to Aeration for Iron Mitigation – Problem Solved?

I don’t want to get ahead of myself or jinx things, but there has been a definite and very noticeable difference in the water situation since I began aerating the well water on a daily basis. Previously, water taken directly from the tap and boiled on the woodstove suffered severely from the iron being concentrated … Read more

Kindling Splitter Review

So now that I don’t have the mill providing me with loads of weird, thin slabs and offcuts, I have focused on making firewood cutting as easy and productive as possible.  I’ve purchased a couple of items that I had hoped would help and didn’t really, but sometimes I get something that’s pretty good.  A … Read more

Repairing an Ecofan

When we were first in the yurts, as fall deepened and we realized that the woodstove was not doing a very good job of heating the main yurt, let alone the back yurt, one of our first attempts at improvement was to purchase an “ecofan” – a small fan attached to a motor powered by … Read more

Popping Corn on a Woodstove (or Induction Cooker)

We’ve been enjoying popcorn quite a bit lately.  I have been experimenting with some of those “Kernels” flavours you can purchase at the store, and have actually found my favourite to be just something called “butter salt” or “popcorn salt” from the local bulk store.  It makes my popcorn taste just like theatre popcorn…  A … Read more