I’ve spent a small fortune on wood processing and storage equipment, not to mention stoves and chimneys. I’ll surely be ahead when I’m retired and resell the equipment, assuming normal depreciation, but between now and then it’s maybe not the most profitable pursuit I’ve ever had.I think if I got a part time job flipping burgers for $10 an hour, I could probably save some hours and get the same heat. Wood burning takes a lot of hours!
I grew up processing and burning wood though... I think I'd miss it if I quit. (Apparently I would, because I got solar panels on the roof this year and I'm still burning!)