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How Much Firewood Should You Purchase?

Before you purchase firewood, make sure to explore how much wood you may need to stock up on for the winter burning season. It starts with why. Do you need firewood as: Primary source of heat or your home? Cooking fuel for restaurant use? Occasional wood burning fire at home? In a previous blog, How Much Firewood is Too Much or Too Little, we suggested …

Do You Need a Chimney Sweep?

Sweater weather is right around the corner. For thousands of years people have gathered around open fires for warmth, camaraderie and celebration. Make no mistake, modern day fireplace are still the focal point of winter holidays and gatherings with friends and loved ones.  As we begin to imagine brisk nights and the need to gather around and decorate …

Rally Around a Backyard Bonfire

Nothing says fun and camaraderie like a blazing bonfire! Bonfire, originally “banefyre”, means “bone-fire”. What purpose they originally served varies from funeral pyre (literally meaning “burning of bones”), to pagan rituals of celebration (e.g. All Hallows Eve). Whatever the origin, in modern society, bonfires are used as the focal point …