We’ve been on a farm in mid-Ohio looking at sustainable agriculture issues. Besides the research, every day I’ve been chopping a considerable amount of wood. I once interviewed author, and farmer, Gene Logsdon who has done his own share of chopping wood over time. He said wood warms you a number of times. Once when you’re cutting and gathering it. Another when you’re chopping it. And yet another when you’re sitting in front of the fire. I’ve found over the years that when you’re cutting your own wood, you appreciate the warmth it gives off more and you’re much more apt to burn it in moderation as well.