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Sometimes it pays ot be patient and just stay quiet, I had been offered a load of woodchips that were meant for fuel but had been left out for a few months and gotten wet and started to rot so couldn't be burnt anymore. 500DKK ($80)with delivery cool sure I said woodchips here are expensive and delivery is even worse. well 2 months after said chips were meant to turn up he rings and says are you in as I need help to get the trailer undone when I get there. Well hubs was in so about 4 minutes later the guy turns up with a load of woodchips. he asks if we want more.. we're getting 3  and a bit loads he guesses (2 are already here) and they are now free.. can't really complain just got to work out what to do with about 21ton of woodchips. These are very coarse and not at all sorted chips that have started to break down but are not very far along, they smell mushroomy and delicious.

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definitely envious over here.
 
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Got chickens? 2ft deep in their run. They will shred it down to lovely fine compost for majority order.

I have a garden sieve in their run and when I need a barrow of mulch I just put the sieve over the barrow and fork a few loads through it. Anything coarse gets chucked back down for a few more months of chicken action.

We get regular, smaller, loads from a local tree surgeon. I love having it around to use.
 
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