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Afoot in the Field (Vol 7, Issue 1)

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Published Winter 2015-2016

Winter 2015-2016 page 1


One of the biggest reasons I have for owning a pick-up truck is that I need it for hauling firewood. By heating my house with local hardwood that I find for free or low cost, I save a lot of money that would be spent on fueling my propane furnace. Much better that my furnace sits there quietly as a back-up heat source.

But money isn’t the only reason that I choose to use a woodstove as a primary winter heating source. The whole process of finding, cutting, splitting, stacking, hauling, and then burning the firewood is something that I enjoy. I’d rather get my exercise and fresh air that way than go for a jog. I love to be in the woods and use the machinery involved. I love to see the pile come together as summer progresses into fall. And I enjoy the type of heat it provides in the house. I feel good about relying on a renewable, local fuel source rather than a non-renewable fossil fuel that may come from far away and contributes far more to climate impacts. And I love to sit on the couch by the stove and stare at the orange coals and beautiful flames flickering behind the glass window.

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 7, Issue 1 (PDF)

You can download Afoot in the Field, our biannual stewardship pamphlet for landowners, in PDF format.  See all issues here.