I have always gleaned so much from following Mr Kimball but I'm very interested in this recent sharing of his. I joked a while back about gleaning charcoal from my woodstove. Obviously there's several great advantages to charcoal harvesting.
With our miserable soil here, I'm game for anything! I've been saving those 'chunks' all along without any serious idea in mind. The ash, though I would like to make some homemade lye for soap-making, has pretty much all been going straight to the garden. Even given a lengthy cold spell like this, 2 cords of wood is probably all we'll go through this season, so there's a good amount, but it could be more.
Oh -- no, I'm still on a blog break, but this came thru my cell and I wanted to pass it along. And the load bread has been much better with each batch. I've really beeb tweaking the wood amounts as well as the flue adjustments.