Sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold night can be intoxicating. But on the homestead, a fire carries much more importance. In many cases, the sole source of heat can come from the wood stove or boiler. Not all firewood is created equal. There are many factors that determine if firewood is good or bad. Species, health, and moisture content are the biggest factors. Today, we will cover what makes for good firewood, and what questions to ask if you should ever need to purchase firewood from someone else.