Log Splitters: Rent vs. Buy

If you heat with wood fuel, log splitting is a big topic on your mind come the end of the summer and into the fall.  There’s nothing more comforting than seeing all those cords of neatly stacked wood sitting out in the yard, patiently waiting until they’re needed, like an army of heat soldiers ready… Read More

Is Heating with Wood Cheaper than Oil?

For many rural homestead-dwellers, keeping warm in the winter can pose a bit of a problem.  Living away from the hubbub of the city means you are closer to nature, but likely too far away from natural gas pipelines to be able to heat with natural gas.  Thus, the heat fuel options are either having heating… Read More

Why Heat With Wood?

There are a lot of options for heating your home in the wintertime: oil, propane, electricity, et cetera.  And there’s always those old wool sweaters in the back of your closet, although I wouldn’t rely on them for a Vermont winter!  One option that many people choose is heating with wood, either in a wood… Read More

Wood Fired Pizza and the DR RapidFire

Most people use their log splitters for heating their homes in the wintertime and maybe having a bonfire or two in the summertime.  The folks over at Folino’s Pizza in Shelburne, Vermont use their DR RapidFire log splitter for something else entirely: making delicious wood fired pizza year ’round.  We visited them to see what… Read More