There is a wide range of uses for a wood fire – creating a comforting heat, setting a romantic mood, sitting outdoors by a campfire or bonfire, making s’mores, and cooking delicious gourmet meals. Besides the use of a wood fire, the wood ashes can also be used to:
  • De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido’s coat neutralizes the lingering odor.
  • Enrich compost
  • Block garden pests
  • Melt ice
  • Control pond algae
  • Pump up tomatoes
  • Clean glass fireplace doors

Source: This Old House