Thankfully I was home yesterday morning when tree trimmers were working on the neighbor's oaks. With the help of snowshoes I managed to cut and haul a pretty nice pile of wood. I was amazed that there had to be at least a couple of feet of snow still on our sun sheltered backyard.
It was a "win-win". The tree service didn't have to haul the wood away, and once it is split and dried I get to use it for burning in my Jotul stove! It ALMOST makes me look forward to next winter.