For three days, I had NO interest in doing any projects outside. My husband dressed up like an astronaut in multiple layers of quilted, lined winter wear to do any outdoor chores, such as checking on the animals and hauling load after load of wood to our cabin. When I finally ventured out myself, I could perform only one or two brief projects before retreating inside to warm up.
As you can imagine, we are rapidly depleting the wood supply that heats our two room, 750 sq. ft. cabin and our hot tub. On warm winter days of +20 to 30 F, we burn, per day, about 15 small birch logs in our wood stove. At 0 degrees F, we ignite up to 30. Currently, we are churning through about 45 logs to maintain patchy interior temperatures of low 50s to high 60s. That may sound cool, but it is 70-80 degrees warmer than outside. We have already burned half of the dry logs my husband cut last summer. (Fortunately, we live in a forest and have already flagged standing dead trees for future fuel).