Although it can sometimes be a considerable amount of work, I am starting to adore using a wood stove to heat my house. I work in an office for several hours a afternoon plus look forward to coming lake house to cutting wood for an hour or so before breakfast every evening. It’s less of a chore for myself and others than it is physical therapy plus stress release. I have a special space set up against 1 of the walls in my garage where I stack the chopped wood neatly plus then strap it in with metal chains. The entire space fits various full cords of wood which is typically more than enough to get myself and others through winter. That is if I manage to fill the storage space before consuming wood for the season. The other official chore involved with my wood burning setup is emptying plus disposing of the ash that accumulates in the bottom of my wood stove. If left neglected, it can start to limit that space available for firewood plus can make keeping a good fire going for hours at a time a needlessly frustrating endeavor. I made a special collection tub for the ash out of a kitchen sized garbage can plus a nylon bag. I consistently go to good lengths to supply the ash satisfactory time to cool off because of the danger of starting a fire if a boiling ember is accidentally left in the ash you’re throwing away. Once my ash collection tub fills up, I remove the nylon basket plus dump it outside in my backyard plus after that I clean the basket with my laundry so I can keep using it again. Although a wood burning setup might not be feasible or practical for almost everyone with the added chores plus energy that go into maintaining 1, having a real fire burning in your lake house can be a rewarding experience. It just takes a minimal level of care plus patience.