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01 Nov2017 Navajo Testing is Complete!
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Navajo Beta StoveA little over a year ago, we started working on a design for a clean-burning wood/coal stove for use in the Navajo Nation, located at the “4 corners” where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.  In February, 2017, we installed a series of “beta” stoves in Navajo homes on the ..
13 Oct2017 It’s the Most Scariest Time of the Year!
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Halloween - or All Hallows’ Eve - arrives on the last day of October.  The days get shorter, darkness settles in early, the temperatures turn colder.  We decorate our homes with jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts and yes, ravens.   Raven Side MedallionsVampires, Wood Devils, Wizards and of course, Witches all..
16 Sep2017 Signs of Autumn
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Apple Tree Side Medallion When autumn arrives in New England, there is a quintessential appearance to the landscape.  Apples and pumpkins are ready, and waiting to be picked.  The deciduous trees are showing off their coloring skills.  This is a time of great beauty as mother earth prepares for the ..
15 Aug2017 August Migration
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August is upon us. The days are getting shorter, and twilight comes earlier. We notice the birds are getting ready for their migration south. Nature knows winter is just around the corner.  Songbirds Side MedallionHere in New England, the Northern Geese are flying south. Their silhouettes are easily..
19 Jul2017 Sizzling Summer Dragons – Turn Up The Heat!
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Our Ideal Steel ‘Steal of the Month’ is sure to turn up the heat! This Dragon sizzles even without a blaze.  Just imagine how much heat you will get this winter when our Mystic Dragon shows off a real fire!Mystic Dragon Side MedallionDragons are symbols of strength, loyalty, energy and protection. L..
10 Jun2017 A Whale of a Tale
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Come gather round, I have a whale of a tale to tell you; about a stove that started out as a fish.The creative minds at the Woodstock Soapstone Company were challenged to develop a wood stove that not only heated well but was also affordable and environmentally friendly.  Steel and soapstone were co..
03 May2017 Celebrating World Turtle Day - May 23rd
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World Turtle Day is May 23rd.  Who knew? – We do, and now you do too.World Turtle Day is a global celebration of these amazing creatures.  In some areas, folks even dress up as turtles for this special occasion.  Here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company, in honor of World Turtle Day, we are dressing ..
05 Apr2017 Here Comes The Sun...
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It’s been a long cold winter, and we are ready for some sunshine.  In New England, it can feel like years since it has been here.  Here comes the sun, and we think it's all right.Side and Center BurnersWe’ve been getting a few teasing days – in between the snow storms.  We thought it was aliens land..
14 Mar2017 The Ides of March
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Beware the Ides of March - but not at Woodstock Soapstone!  We love the Ides of March.  This is when we commemorate our March Steal of the Month.  Roman Acanthus Leaves HangerMarch has inspired us to bring ornamental Roman acanthus leaves to our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove.  Just as the acanthus l..
16 Feb2017 Steal of the Month Extravaganza!
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We have been so busy in our research and development department, creating and building the stoves for the Navajo Reservation, that our Steal of the Month Specials have been in hiatus.To make up for this lapse, we are announcing our biggest and best Steal of the Month selection that we have ever offe..
15 Feb2017 Navigating Navajo Mud Season
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This 5 minute video (edited down from 7.5 minutes), shows our crew's drive out from the last Navajo Beta Stove installation in Steamboat, Arizona.  The trick to getting to some homes is to get in and out early while the ground is still frozen, but we didn't have that option!..
14 Feb2017 The Second Beta Stove Installation at the Navajo Reservation
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Moving in the new stoveThe second beta installation was for a young family in Lupton, AZ.  Just starting out with their own little home on familial land, Amber & Leonard, were in need of some economical heat.  They were incurring huge electric bills each month from using space heaters.  The addition..
11 Feb2017 The Navajo Adventures
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The stove Tony was usingThe crew is back and we are beginning to get the stories of their Navajo Adventures.  It was a non-stop, whirlwind of driving, hauling, and installing.  From picking up the stoves and equipment at the ABF Truck Terminal, to making the two-hour drive from Albuquerque, New Mexi..
09 Feb2017 Navajo Mud Wrestling at 7,000'!
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The objective: Install a wood stove into a home on the Navajo Reservation. The challenge: Getting the wood stove from the truck to the home during Navajo mud season. The solution: Woodstock Soapstone Stove Wranglers!Yankee ingenuity was put to good use when confronted with the obstacles of mud seaso..
06 Feb2017 Not Just Another Day...
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End of a long dayAs our team winds down their delivery and installation of the new stoves on the Navajo American Indian Reservation, we thought we’d take a moment to share a little of their adventures.Mud Season comes early in the Southwestern part of the United States.  This was only one of the cha..
27 Jan2017 The Navajo Stove:  The Rumors are True...
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Navajo Beta Stove - Gasket is AddedHere at the Woodstock Soapstone Company, we have been very busy.  For the past 3-4 months, we have been fervently working on a stove designed for use by Navajo American Indians who live on the Navajo Nation Reservation at the “4 Corners”  (where Colorado, Utah, Ari..
26 Oct2016 Smiling Faces Abound at Our Open House!
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Although the weather was dreary on October 22nd, our Open House was anything but!  We saw smiling faces around every corner.  The beer was flowing, the burgers were grilling and the stoves were getting a lot of love and appreciation.    We would like to thank everyone who made the trek to..
08 Oct2016 It's All About the Leaves...
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Crisp apples, cool evenings and leaves of gold and red, that’s what Autumn in New England is all about.  Millions of leaves turning red, orange, gold and yellow showing off their colors across the green and white mountains.  This is the quintessential picture that comes to us during this time of ..
03 Oct2016 There’s Going to Be an Open House & Wood Stove Sale!
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When Fall comes to New England, it is a time of harvest, homecomings, and open house gatherings.  Here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company, we are indeed having an Open House on October 22, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – mark your calendars! If you are able to come by, we would love to see you..
20 Sep2016 The Moose Is Not Loose!
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Looking for a moose sighting?  The moose is no longer on the loose, we have one, perhaps two, here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company. Fall is the season when the question "where are the best places for moose sightings?" is often heard.  This month, the answer is right here!  If you visit us..
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