Homestead Skills–woodburning stove

Have I mentioned how thankful I am for my husband. I mean literally he can do anything he puts his mind to. Not that I would love him less if he was less skilled I am just so thankful he is skilled and confident enough to give difficult things a try.

A new homestead skill “we” are learning is how to install and properly use a wood burning stove. We are practicing at a family cabin Proeun and his brothers also helped build from the ground up. With cold weather on the horizon this project that had been put off for quite awhile is now a necessity. So this holiday weekend we were building and creating. Not a bad way to spend the weekend.

Here is the stove Proeun picked out. I love it, very classic.

Building the chimney and the hole to go outside.

What do I say?

The cabin. The woodburning stove will allow us to enjoy this retreat even in colder weather. Which is great because during the summer it is so hard to get away when you have a farm to run.

But definitely it has been such a blessing to have a little bit of wild space to enjoy especially with a cabin to rest in. Also we get to practice our skills like wild plant identification, splitting wood (Proeun does this more than me), cooking with limited supplies and so much more. I would love to do this more often and one day maybe we will have a home with a wood burning stove.

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