6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

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6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

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Burning your scrap wood in the winter months can provide a source of heat and an opportunity to gather friends and family around the fire. It’s a great way to clear brush build up and keep your home warm on cold evenings, but why stop getting good use out of your wood there?

Wood ash has been around for hundreds of years as a useful and natural ingredient to use as a resource around the house and outdoors. With the power to boost nutrient levels in soil, repel insects, and more, wood ash is a hardy staple of any savvy homesteader and was even appreciated by our forefathers. In fact, a handy bit of wisdom you can use to impress your friends is that the method of using wood ash as a fertilizer was the first U.S. patent. check out this article below…

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead