My sister-in-law came up with a great idea to make kindling bundles out of a pile of scrap wood. In years past, different relatives would come over to chop kindling here and there. But this idea would have that part taken care of ahead of time. While our family and my sister-in-law were over at Nana's last night, the kids helped. The twins worked at chopping the kindling and then all three older ones helped tie the bundles at the end of the night.
When they are all done, they should have enough bundles to last her about seven months. We told the kids that working on the kindling was optional, they could just play in the back field if they preferred. They really like working with adults though so they jumped at the chance to help, and it makes the progress much quicker at the scrap pile.
Kindling bundles. What a great idea! I will love taking a picture of the stack when it's complete.