I haven't been around here lately but I do enjoy reading about different thoughts on cutting firewood. I can remember cutting firewood when I was a young lad back in the early 60's. My dad didn't have a chainsaw but he did have a crosscut saw, tractor and a cutoff saw that ran from a belt hooked up to the tractor. I was really too young to help much but I can tell you from watching that this was a whole lot harder than cutting wood with a chainsaw. My older brothers and my dad would use the crosscut saw to cut the trees down and use an ax to cut the limbs off unless they were too big and then they used the crosscut on that too. They would snake the logs to the cutoff saw and then hook the tractor up. They would then heave the logs up and start cutting them in lengths. After all of this it was time to split and then finally burn. I sometimes think that cutting wood with a chainsaw and then splitting is tough but after remembering doing it the old way I've kinda changed my point of view. I just thought I'd share this with you guys and I'm sure that some you have had similar experiences.