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Down on the Farm: Starting a fire

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Last week, as the big "L" on the weather map from last week's record low pressure system hovered over the house, I decided it was time to fire up the wood stove.


Heating with wood has a virtuous ring to it, especially to the back-to-nature types in the city.

But like raising your own chickens, starting a vineyard, composting, or living without electricity, burning wood sounds romantic--until you try it.

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