William Bronson wrote:
The coal stove ashe gates seem to complex for me to build but what about a rotating grate?
I couldn't find one , but this airlock diagram shows the basic idea.
Jay Angler wrote:35 years is a pretty long rotation for most modern users compared to hundreds of years back when most people didn't move very far!
That said, I recall you saying you are fairly far north which gives you long periods of short day length. The same tree further south might perform differently.
Kaarina Kreus wrote:Eino, I agree that we should be able to grow food not just on open fields. But in Scandinavia, the growth season is short and most edibles need light. I have a mushroom plot in the forested part of my farm, also some berry bushes like blackberry. But fruit does not ripen or veggies grow in the shade of trees. Might be different in warmer and sunnier climates.
Chicken, goats and lamb like dappled shade and find lots to forage under the trees. My farm at 10 acres is too small to support even one cow.
Jay Angler wrote:the neat thing about lilac is that people often grow a hedge of it in their front yard and it would be considered totally normal for them to prune it intermittently - stealth urban firewood with pretty flowers!