68th Carnival of Homesteading – the putting up wood edition

thcWelcome to the 68th Carnival of Homesteading. It’s that time of year…fall is here with a chill in the air, and winter stands at the door. We’ve been putting up wood. There is a comforting warmth of a wood fire that can’t be matched, and I’m so pleased we have this opportunity in our home. Dad and the kids have been busy.

First, there are the logs:
downed trees

The axe…
the ax

And the beautiful pile, a nice beginning, stacked by my nine-year-old son…
the wood pile

Here are the wonderful entries for this week:
From the Sojourner, My Kids thought I was crazy…a dog food bag made into a tote bag. How fun and cool…but will all the neighborhood dogs be following her around?

Fowl Visions brings us Backyard Plans for Wild Bird Feeding and Bird Watching…welcome to some great bird watching in Clay County, Florida!

Hobby Lawn Care tells us Why Is Proper Lawn Clipping Height So Important? Hint – it’s not “as short as possible.”

Make it From Scratch prepares Pumpkin Pie – my absolute favorite! It’s the homemade crust that makes it extra special.

Stop the Ride has some Soil Surprises…thankfully, this post has nothing to do with diapers or laundry.

Little House in the Suburbs teaches us about Clipping Chicken Wings…for chicks who escape.

From the lighter side, we have German Fresh Apple Bread – mmmm, apple bread from any country is delicious.

A Pondering Heart says I Nominate…it’s time for the homeschool blog awards.

It’s a Learning Experience asks What’s On the Menu? This is for a family of eleven, for a whole week…wow.

From Vermont’s Northland Journal, I found this lovely little story about the warmth of a woodstove. Here is an excerpt I enjoyed:

Townsfolk and neighbors not only judged a man by the color of his chimney smoke, the shape and size of his woodpile were also scrutinized. A woodpile, besides being straight and sturdy, needed to be piled so the wood would cure and keep, while at the same time look like a picture. There was an art to putting up a good woodpile.

Next week’s Carnival of Homesteading will be hosted by Oak Hill Homestead. You can submit your homesteading blog posts here by next Sunday, 9 p.m. EST.

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8 Responses to 68th Carnival of Homesteading – the putting up wood edition

  1. tipper says:

    Love the stack of wood. You’re right nothing beats a wood fire for warmth. Thanks for the neat links!

  2. e-Mom says:

    So perfectly stacked! Chopping wood must be a satisfying chore. :~D

  3. Miss Jocelyn says:

    Great job on the carnival! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Rose says:

    Great job on the carnival. I know it is appreciated by all of us out here in the homestead blog world.

  5. Lady Rachel says:

    Great THC! I will have to check out some of those links. A dog food bag made into a purse?! Eew. That would smell, and I hate the smell of dog food. But oh well, that would be something to try!

    Great job on the Carnival. :)

    Love,
    Rachel
    http://dixonhomestead.com/rachel

  6. Miss Amanda says:

    Great carnival! thanks for including me! I blogged about it on my Coolest Contests, Hottest Carnivals page!
    thanks!
    Amanda

  7. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Jen says:

    Hi friends, thanks for stopping by the carnival!

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