What I have been able to get back on with is the topping of my fir trees, I say topping in a loose way, with my tongue firmly in my cheek, as I'm taking off around 10 metres or so, and I'm sure the one I took down yesterday weighed around half a ton!
However I can now start to see some real progress as I am about a third of the way through the job.
Of course the more trees I trim the bigger my woodpile grows, It pales into insignificance compared to my French neighboughs, who like most who live in or near the countryside,here in Brittany seem to have a stockpile that would last a hundred years. But it is growing and if nothing else it shows I'm trying to "fit in".
They will need to season for at least a couple of years but the likelihood of us installing a wood-burner grows stronger by the day.