With the Kitchen Queen Woodstove, when it is time to clean out the ash pan, can you clean it out with a fire going and just let the ash fall to the lower shelf or does the fire have to be out?
Its great for taters too. After milling all the lumber while building our house, I piled all the scraps (slabs and bark) and sawdust in a huge pile in one corner of the garden and burned it all. I plowed the garden as I normally did, and turned all those ashes under. The next year you could tell exactly where that burn pile had been.... the taters were about triple the size in that area than the rest of the garden.Save the wood ash for your garden. I work it into the soil before planting. Excellent for peas. I only do it for peas, though. Haven't tried it with the other vegies.
Sometimes auto correct does not read my mind very wellTry putting the confirmed cold ash into feed sacks foul the top over and lay in an area where you would love a steeping stone.
Rain water and time .....as in months not eons will turn that mass in to a great stepping stone.
The sack rubbing with walking on it wears away. People think I sunk.in small flat top boulders.. this was discovered by accident as I left a feed sack close to my gate it snowed and was discover in the spring flooding it was solid and above the standing water.