The wood is ready to go for the winter and the splitter is empty (gas) and put away. I've been taking some trees down that I marked earlier when the leaves were still on the trees. I got them marked so I knew which ones were dead. One that I had marked actually blew down during the last storm we had. One less to drop. It was really dead and just snapped off about 3 feet up the trunk. I decided I would burn it first when I start burning. The wood isn't that great which makes burning it now and saving on the better wood a pretty attractive option. I didn't want to get the splitter out and all gassed up again so I decided to go old school. Not difficult splitting but it's been a while since I've done it. I gotta say, it sure felt good. Since it gets dark so early I rigged up a light and split this last night. Not a big pile (I was just getting started when I took the pic) but it was enough. It was nice to take a swing, scream out in pain then just hear the total quiet of the night. While it was nice to know that I can still do this, I'll stick to the splitter to do 5 plus cords of wood.