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First Fire of the Season

Warm toes by the First Fire of the Season

That first cool evening or chilly day is often celebrated with the first fire of the season.  The inaugural lighting of the fireplace, wood stove, or even wood-burning furnace is a definite marker of the seasonal change. Tips for the

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How to Build an Upside Down Fire

How to build an upside down fire

Watch the video of How to build an upside down fire from Dylan Parker on Vimeo. Years ago when you learned to start a fireplace or wood stove fire, chances are you learned to place the tinder and kindling at the

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The Pleasures of a Wood Fire

pleasures of a wood fire

I couldn’t have said it better myself: “…don’t overlook the intangible benefits of wood heat. First to mind is the simple attractiveness of an open fire, the changing pattern of light in the firebox, reflected to dance on the walls

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