Monthly Archives: February 2012

Choosing the Right Ax for the Job

Working with firewood on the homestead, I’ve found a need for specialized axes to some extent. I’ve spoken before of the uses of a so-called “boy’s ax.” I also use and maintain a splitting ax, for chopping firewood and kindling, … Continue reading

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Homemade Wine “Blankets”

Our home winemaking is bubbling along nicely, with eight 1-gallon batches currently underway. Restarting this process in winter has made consistent temperature an issue on the homestead, particularly during the primary fermentation period. Unless it’s particularly cold, say below 20°, … Continue reading

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