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Get Growing Indoors with this Seed Starting Calendar

Note: Times are estimates, based on standard weather trends. Be sure you don’t transplant non-hardy crops if we’re having frost in May! Seed Starting Calendar Beans: Start Indoors in Late April, Transplant in the Middle of May Broccoli: Start in Mid March, Transplant Mid April Brussels Sprouts: Start in Mid March, Transplant Early April Cabbage: Start in…

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Wood Pellets: Cheap, Ecofriendly Heat

Since the mid-2000s, Wood Pellets have become one of the most popular methods for heating homes. It’s easy to see why. Wood Pellets are cheap, environmentally friendly, and incredibly effective! Wood Pellets are made from compact saw dust created during the milling of lumber and creation of wooden products like furniture. The sawdust goes through…

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Mr. Buddy Heater: Portable Heat for Any Occasion

The Mr. Buddy Heater is a portable propane heater, perfect for any outdoor winter adventure. Hunters, campers, and outdoorsmen will enjoy this reliable product for years to come. It is more than a worthy investment for those looking to explore the outdoors even in the winter. A standard Mr. Buddy Heaters produces between 4,000 and…

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Creative Ways to Use Wood Pellets

Cat Litter What once used to be a well-kept secret has spread and almost hit the mainstream. Wood Pellets are a fantastic option for cat litter. They’re considerably cheaper than most other options (you can buy a 40 lb bag of wood pellets for $5.19!) and can absorb cat urine! As this practice gained popularity,…

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Hardwood vs Softwood

Did you know that not all firewood is created equal? There are two different types, hardwood and softwood, with hard wood being vastly preferred. Hardwood burns hotter and longer than softwood, because it is more dense. What is Hardwood? Hardwood comes from slower growing trees like oak, sycamore, beech, ash, and birch. These are just…

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What is Fatwood?

There are so many different ways to get your fire started, but Fatwood stands out as the best. Fatwood is wood taken from dead pine trees, making it a renewable resource packed with chemicals that are perfect for starting sustainable fires. The stumps of fallen pine trees are where you’ll find the most Fatwood. When…

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The Fireplace in American Culture

The fireplace has long been a staple of the American lifestyle. Even before 1776, when the colonies declared their independence from Britain, fireplaces were the spot that families gathered to stay warm, dine, and bond. Although the appearance of a standard fireplace has changed over the centuries, the traditions that come with them have lived…

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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

The time is now! Christmas is less than three weeks away, so come pick out your fresh cut Christmas Tree while we still have them. Our selection of trees is always robust, the lot filled with beautiful Douglas and Frasier Firs. Shopping for a Christmas tree is a special experience that only comes once a…

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The History of Mistletoe

Like so many of our holiday traditions, kissing under the mistletoe isn’t a new idea. Mistletoe played a vital role in so many societies before our own, leading it to become the symbol of love it is today. While the plant is best known for its romantic side, it has been prized since the ancient…

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