• If you enjoy your wood-burning fireplace or wood stove than you should be aware of the signs of a chimney fire. Chimney fires are caused when the heat from a fire ignites creosote (that black, sooty, sometimes dry and flaky, tar-like and drippy, or shiny and hardened substance that clings
  • Your kids are ready… Is your chimney? Your kids are ready. Is your chimney? From the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA): Q. How often should I have my chimney swept? This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says,
  • Did you know that more than 13% of all home fires are caused by home heating equipment? More than half of those fires started with the fireplace or chimney! Both CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association recommend yearly chimney inspections to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning and unwanted house
  • Today’s Fiery Inspiration: “Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Background image of St. Paul’s (of London) on Fire courtesy of the Museum of London, in partnership with The National Archives, London
  • Split and Cut photo courtesy of In our last post we shared some tips about stacking firewood and a simply wonderful wood shack that you could build yourself. In this post we wanted to share a short-and-sweet video (only 2 minutes) on stacking your wood after delivery (or chopping). 
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    I don’t know about all of you, but we are feeling the late winter blues! If you walk into any big box store right now, you’ll notice they are too! Seeds and lawn care equipment are all over the place! Photo courtesy of It may seem funny to start
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