Sharpening my axe and chopping the wood

I have my own small axe which I use to chop the kindling for our log burning stove in our real house.  I am in charge of the kindling and enjoy chopping it.  I have wanted to use Daddy’s axe for a while now, and this summer seemed a good opportunity to try, with Daddy’s guidance.  First he taught me to sharpen it.  I used an axe stone in a forward and across motion, using controlled strokes:

Daddy demonstrating

Daddy demonstrating

Me attempting to sharpen my own small axe myself

Me attempting to sharpen my own small axe myself

Then how to chop the wood into smaller pieces:

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I then stacked it beside the Little House for the winter.