We own 100+ acres of timber land so next cutting season I’ll be cutting our own firewood, hopefully some for the next winter years, and also plan on cutting/selling some softwood logs to our local mill to make a few bucks to help pay expenses for our future off grid homestead. My question to all of you is, how do you get motivated and stay motivated to get out and cut/process wood after 40+ hours a week working (increases significantly when fire season starts)? We also have no power and have 2 kids in a small cabin - Time flies and next thing you know it’s time to go to bed for tomorrow’s day’s work. So, for those who work FT and have a family, do you excuse yourself immediately after work to get a couple hours in (would miss supper and kids bed time), do you go after they sleep? Weekends? How many hours do you put on average a week after your 40+ hours regular work? I’m learning as I go, we started doing this 3 winters ago and so far, we have the best wood and shelter this year compared to previous years. That said, I’m still behind and have a lot more to do this coming season. I’m currently on a temporary parental leave (retuning April 1st) so I’ve been cutting a little bit this winter too. The only issue with that is it gets very cold (-35 Celsius) with high winds and short days. Our winters also bring us a lot of snow (20-50cm storms) so my woodpile doesn’t take long to be hidden. Long story short, how and what do you do to keep motivated when it seems there isn’t 24 hours in a day? Thank you!