My Love For Liberty

   For anyone that has ever had a wood stove, you know exactly what I am talking about. That's right, a wood stove. We just made a huge step in the direction of self-reliance by adding one to The Old Farmhouse 1870. 1870 as in built in 1870 and so, it doesn't take much to realize there is no standard in this old house. Oh yes, it's built like a tank and insulated, but when the wind rips over the bluff of this mountain... you feel it. You feel it in your bones. And because of that wind, we often have power outages. We already knew last year that we needed a wood stove. Electric is just not enough or reliable all the time and propane is incredibly expensive.

  And so the search for the perfect wood stove began. We looked at several brands and sizes and by far, The Lopi Liberty was the stove for us. The size, the efficiency, the ability to cook on it's sleek top was exactly what we wanted. Since our installation and 6 break in fires are now completed, we are enjoying this stove every single day. If you have never had one, the heat that it puts out in your home is astonishing. Our power has already gone out once since the installment and it just happen to be one morning during our break in period. No fire had been built and oh, how different that morning could have been if a fire had been going. Heat, hot water for coffee or tea, and fresh eggs cooking in cast iron would have been heaven sent. I shouldn't say that... it *was* heaven sent. The absence made us realize how much we appreciate that stove and just how important they were to folks of generations ago. They were vital for families to exist!

   So I say to you... if  a wood stove is calling your name in the cold of winter, listen to that voice. Do your homework for what your home needs and go for it. A wood stove will not only warm your home and essentials, but they will forever warm your heart! 



  1. I agree with you about the wood stove. My Grandparents live in a small town in S.D. In their basement was a wood stove. My Grandma said, it kept the entire house warm all winter. She also said, becaues of her wood stove, they had fresh bread all winter. I am not sure how she baked with it. But My Grandma could bake a wedding cake with a camp fire. Just wanted to share. Loving your videos. Thank You!!

  2. I lived in a house for 36 years, and most always, the woodstove was our primary heat source. I used to love making a big fire in the family room, getting a good book and laying on the sofa reading the evening away. It was so comforting and warm. Hearing the wood pop, and watching the fire relaxes you to your core. We often had power outages too, and the stove was a lifesaver for us. And YES! to cook on. Enjoy those warm fires!