Chopping firewood is a chore I’d like to add to my list of ‘things we don’t do anymore because we don’t have to’. Like baking bread, washing dishes, and raising animals we have invented our way out of being required to do these things to sustain our lives. All I have to say is, Thank You Technology! However, just because chopping wood is no longer a NECESSITY does not mean it is not a great skill to have, and it can be great fun too. The kids absolutely love going to the mountain to chop wood. They even enjoy helping to load the back of the truck.
One word of caution, don’t leave the 2 year old in the truck with a bag of Oreos if you expect to have any left with that creamy white filling.