We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yes, that squiggly green thing on the window is a Fisher's Island sticker, for those with sharp eyes. Very nice place, Fisher's - but no place for tourists. This truck can use the Fisher's Island dump.
If it’s a big pile (5-10 cords) I always rent a gas powered and go all day. The rounds are ready to go in two long horizontally stacked rows wide enough for the splitter to pass thru and grouped by diameter for effieciency. The pile is built behind the action as you go. Hands might get numb from all that carpal tunnel gripping action though but it goes away.
Less than 5 cords of straight maple, I prefer a light axe. Who wouldn’t? Splits like buttah and I can swing away like the madman that I am. Pop. Pop. Pop.
But notty swirly grain rounds, and over 24” dia., might be a job for that spring loaded maul though.
Still summer-hot down Texas way, too. I'm ready for a cold-snap. After 5 minutes of it, I'll be ready for summer again.