Summer is a good time to get all the winter drying, so it must be split first.
A local woodland skills event gave people a chance to try logging with a mule, buy old and new fashioned super effective hand tools, and watch them in use. The machine in the background is a mobile charcoal maker, highly efficient. We have made simple tools using just charcoal to smelt the metal. So there is life with metal tools after fossil fuels, phew!