Today...is tree-felling day, and the growl of Emmanuele Ferrari's chainsaw (see November 2007, Carmine quotes No. 1 : Weather forecast) is echoing off Carmine's ancient walls.
Hereabouts they have a saying about heating with wood :
"Wood heats three times : once when you cut the tree down, once when you split the logs and once when you burn the firewood."
And heating with wood prevents us being held to ransom by the electricity and gas suppliers. That makes me feel very warm.