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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Our Wood Heater yields a bucket of ash and charcoal every morning We've been keeping it and building up a stockpile until the end of the cold season. Initially it's scooped into a steel bucket and later when cool stored in feed bags. Once the warmer weather has arrived the Chipper/Mulcher is relocated away from the house and all the collected ash and charcoal is fed into the Chipper/Mulcher. A large feed back is used to catch the fine material. We wear a face mask when operating for this process because the dust is fine and prolific. All the collected material is stored in a plastic drum and used liberally on the vegetable garden and especially when building the NZ Compost. Our wood heater yielded almost 200 litres of material last cold season.