Hi @EstersGirl , I believe those logs and sticks were indeed from his own yard! If you are unable, there are many places that advertise their wood as not having had chemicals and whatnot. It's often worth having a look around, even if you can't find the proper logs; things like woodchip could give a similar result. I've also known people to scavenge their local woods (where allowed). I know around here there are locations where you are allowed to scavenge (not cut down!) because it helps as fire protection; people take the dead "debris" away, which would light on fire easily.