With acres of mostly wooded land we have a good supply of pine and birch for firewood. Usually we also purchase maple and poplar for the winter.
Chopping wood can be quite an exercise; you have to do it right to avoid straining the wrong muscles. To have a clean chop takes practice!
When the whole place is quiet with the falling thuds and your breathing as the only soundtrack, and your eyes / arms are focused into that one precise split… it can be very therapeutic.