Since getting the soapstone stove I have cut my wood usage by at least a third and have done very little cutting and scrounging in the last three years as I was quite far ahead on my wood supply. This week at the farm I walked the grove and found a lot of 8" diameter ash trees down and some bigger. So I got after them twice this week and then today again with a friend. Today we used the tractor to move the wood and all I can is I am out of shape. It has been some time since doing this. I now have a good pile of wood to start splitting and still a lot more of these trees to clean up. I know if they are not cleaned up in the next couple of weeks the grove will be over run with grass and will not be very cutter friendly. I now know why I have been gaining weight. I just have to keep going out there and working at the wood pile. Ohh and I drooled over some new Dolmar saws today at the dealership. If my Stihl's should ever give out I know what I am buying next.