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Collecting Firewood: Tips for the Best Wood Stove Wood

Collecting Firewood: A Day in the Life of a Homesteader My house is located right next to the forest and I enjoy the benefit of it in many ways. It provides me with a peaceful place to walk, the sounds of wildlife, the fresh air it produces, cool shade in the summer, and a little…

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Welcome to Homestead Mania!

I’m Jennifer Houghton.  At the age of 46 I moved out of the suburbs onto an acre of land in the British Columbia mountains.  This blog follows my adventures as I learn to be self-sufficient, grow my own food, and live amongst the pines. Some might say I’m obsessed with frugality and living green.  I…

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