I have a full size, brick fireplace. I got typical go thru a cord or two of wood in a Fall/ winter. However, last year, I only used about a half of an cord.
I like to split firewood by hand (splitting axe, mall, wedges), but for the past few years I have been buying slab wood from a local mill, because I didn't have the time to fool with it. I can get from the mill, in one truck load, 4 cords of either oak $400.00 or mixed wood for $350.00.
But, your right, I miss being out there on a cool/ crisp fall day (where your not sweating to death and or the mosquittos are chasing after you), just chopping firwood for a few hours....It's a good workout plus it was always somewhat peaceful being outside doing that~
The Bell Still Rings for me,
as it does for all who truly Believe!