I have some rules up here that some might feel makes life here even more labour-intensive than necessary. Not using a chain saw is one of them. Felling, limbing and splitting is only marginally slower when done by hand compared to using infernal and complicated machines, but all that bucking (slicing trees into pieces, as it were) by human power can be a daunting task.
Sil, above, demonstrating some serious Swede saw bucking. Let me count my blessings.
As I might have mentioned here before, the blades for Swede (or "bow") saws come in different flavours, there's one specifically for green wood. Claiming it cuts through wood like butter would be an exaggeration, but compared to any other saw for this purpose I've tried it is very impressive.
There are 36" saws and blades out there, but few hardware stores stock anything larger than 30". Almost nobody needs 36" Swede saws any more. Hey, there are chain saws out there! Once again I find myself in the crazy people and stealthy serial killer-segment, one few choose to cater for.