Well, we once had a thread about what to do with your ash left over from your wood burning . Well how about #1 what we all actually "did" with the ash . #2 How much did you get from one winter season .7 #3 how much wood. ME: I took a 55 gallon drum and put it in the garden and i also have one 6 gallon metal short fat ash pan that sits about 5 ' out side the back door . I take the ask pan from the stove and dump it into the 6 gallon steel pan , when the ashes cool i take it out to the 55 gallon drum and dump it . We ended up with a full 55 gallon drum of ash ( from the garage wood stove too ) used 4 cords of wood from the house and 2 from the 30X30 shop . At the end of the season we put 1/4 of the 55 gallon drum ash into the garden and took the rest to the wood lot when we went back out to cut wood for the next year .