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1. Heating with Wood By Mother Earth News.  You know my obsession with wood heating and how much I love the idea.  My last "Hightlight's" was entirely devoted to coppicing and pollarding for faster firewood production.  This is an EXTENSIVE article by Mother Earth News--in fact, likely the largest one I've ever seen of theirs--on most everything you'd like to know about heating with wood.  It's a thoughtful article that takes common concerns into consideration and doesn't just blindly say "Oh yes!  If you're not using fossil fuels, it's automatically better."  Instead, it takes other concerns and difficulties into consideration and weighs the pros and cons.  It's a good read if you're looking to heat with wood.

2. Solar Heat.  Again, by Mother Earth News.  I've also been particularly interested in solar hot water productions (see my other entries here and here), but heating has been something I'm not necessarily ready to do--particularly with the large sides of your house you have to give up for these sorts of plans, but for a work-shop (like we have planned for Dan), it would actually be ideal.  He doesn't need a ton of windows but instead need storage areas on his walls.  I'm sure we could easily install this on his south-facing shop wall without any problem!

That's it for this week!  Enjoy your reading! :)

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