Firewood

Dec. 272018
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
Firewood should never come from wood of a recently cut down tree. Why? Because new cut firewood contains moisture which means it is hard to burn and will produce excessive smoke when burned. This is not only unpleasant, but can...
Aug. 142018
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
The days are starting to get shorter and shorter. Before you know it, the winds will begin to blow in cooler air and then down right cold air. As we think ahead to enjoying time around a roaring fire on...
May. 312018
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
If you live in a forested area (e.g. Connecticut is about 60% forested), the chance you’ve seen diseased or dead ash trees is a given. What is killing them? Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), that’s who! We first discussed this insidious...
Jun. 262017
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
There is nothing like a real wood fire in fire pit or fireplace. The flickering of the flames, the crackle and smell of the wood works its way into the psyche and allows true relaxation to settle in the very...
Feb. 22017
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
Have you ever been perusing a home decorating magazine and/or website and noticed the firewood used to stage fashionable fireplaces in the photos? In most cases, the firewood chosen to showcase a perfectly decorated fireplace is white birch. It is...
Jan. 192017
By Dede Mulligan | fireplace, Firewood
    There is no doubt about it, most fireplaces are the focal point of any given room. Since this is the start of a fresh year, you may be thinking of a remodeling or updating the room where the fireplace...
Nov. 282016
By Katie Conaway | Building a Fire, Firewood
We’ve shared our tips to get ready for the burning season. We’ve also shared the most common tried and true ways to build and maintain a wood burning fire. Have you ever heard of “priming the flue” or building an...
Aug. 302016
By Katie Conaway | Building a Fire, Firewood
Fatwood, also known as “pitch pine”, can be found anywhere pine trees grow. Among avid outdoors men, fatwood is known as “natures best fire starter” according to Outdoor Life. It can be quickly ignited and burns long and hot.  ...
Aug. 162016
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
Use Tools or Not to Use Tools, That is the Question! If you have a wood burning stove or just enjoy a wood burning fire (either outside or inside), chances are you need to store firewood. If you are game...
Aug. 12016
By Katie Conaway | cooking wood, Firewood
The smell of food roasting over an wood fire is the highlight of any campfire, beach bonfire or backyard cookout. As you might have guessed, it does take more effort to cook outdoors over a live flame. So, be prepared, be...