How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Apparently, a woodchuck is a real animal, also known as a groundhog.
My Dutch friend secured a firewood supply deal with an owner of a forest in the next village. The trees are felled and left in place, and it's then up to us to slice them up and get them home. We can then let them dry out for a couple of years before burning them.
This pile of oak logs is this year's result - should keep us going for at least three winters, maybe more. The transportation took some time - we piled it into the trailer you can see in the photo, and also in the body of the Renault Espace (it needs a bit of a clean-out, now). It took us 7 return trips plus a half-load, to clear the pile. Now we have to stack it, a job that can wait until the weather is a bit less hot.