Travis Johnson wrote:I am surprised you did not get a reply on this, but I suppose it is because there was no real question to be answered, just an explanation of what worked.
I am glad it did for you though. I tried this last year and failed miserably. In my case I think I tried to use too big of wood, and the wrong kind (White Pine). I had a good burn, but I either had ash, or charred wood blocks, nothing in between.
I am glad it worked for you however.
(Nice family and homestead by the way, you should be very proud)