We got the farm we applied for last week but are very interested in trying to heat it mostly with the woodstove, which we have no experience with. I'm home during the day, so I'll be there to babysit it. We also have small children so it the house would have to be kept at about 68. The house isn't huge (I'm not sure of the sq ft) but it's 150 years old and although they're blowing new insulation in, I doubt it holds heat very well. I think it's probably a personal thing, every kind of does what works for them, but I'm just wondering how many cords (or face cords?) I should be ordering to get us ready for the winter when we get there in Jan/Feb and how long it might last. We'll have to put oil in the tank too, but at $2000 to fill it, I'm trying to avoid it as much as possible right now. Any information you have about wood would be fantastic!