Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  2. Tiki Phillips
    Tiki Phillips October 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM .

    Great stuff! I’m 57 now and I haven’t chopped wood in 20 years. I’m very leery of it all – the weight of the axe, the strain on my back – but I never thought of using a smaller axe. Brilliant! That’s my next purchase! Thank you very much!

  3. Betty Echols
    Betty Echols October 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM .

    I grew up in the backwoods of South Georgia chopping wood for the fire place and wood heater in the kitchen. I haven’t had to chop any lately, but I don’t think I would ever forget how.
    Anyone new to fireplaces, you need little fat lighter splinters to get the fire started.

  4. lisa lynn
    lisa lynn October 9, 2014 at 6:09 AM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    I think it’s awesome that you are so self sufficient! Thanks for sharing this on the HomeAcre Hop…I featured you today!

  5. Leaves of Gold & The HomeAcre Hop #91
    Leaves of Gold & The HomeAcre Hop #91 October 9, 2014 at 3:01 AM .

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  6. Angie
    Angie October 7, 2014 at 6:23 AM .

    This wonderful post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/10/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist.html
    Thanks
    Angie

  7. […] Mania, has a great beginners guide to chopping wood and she even has a video too. I know I chop wood for our woodstove and her tips are […]

  8. […] Homestead Mania, has a great beginners guide to chopping wood and she even has a video too. I know I chop wood for our woodstove and her tips are […]

  9. […] Homestead Mania, has a great beginners guide to chopping wood and she even has a video too. I know I chop wood for our wood stove and her tips are […]

  10. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson October 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM .

    Haven’t really chopped wood too much. Hubby usually does it. Makes me want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. Tracy @ OurSimpleHomestead
    Tracy @ OurSimpleHomestead October 3, 2014 at 5:56 AM .

    I have always left the wood chopping to my hubby, but you make it look easy! I am going to give it a try. Thanks for inspiring me to pick up an axe!
    Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop!

  12. Rhonda Crank
    Rhonda Crank October 2, 2014 at 2:56 PM .

    Thanks for the good tips. I usually let my husband chop the wood, but sometimes he can’t get home before dark so I would really like to be able to help him. I won’t be so timid about it now.
    Rhonda

  13. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup September 30, 2014 at 4:56 PM .

    Great info! Thanks so much.

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