Another update from the always riveting wood pile: I am shocked to share we are almost done. I didn't know whether to be pissed off or relieved when, after days of throwing and stacking totally by hand, a conveyor belt was introduced! Team work was required but we managed to get it 98% in by the Midsummer deadline. Only kindling and scraps remain and when the rain stops, we will be able to make short work of it. I was ready to celebrate but was then informed that another, equally huge pile for the house is hiding behind the back barn.
May I never take the luxury of an easily accessible chopped log for granted again in my life.