I did a bit of practice this morning, trying to get some for the woodburning stove, but I mainly learned that the effort
- warms one up wonderfully,
- produces blisters on unpracticed hands,
- is much trickier than it looks, and
- takes muscles I seem to have neglected.
Partial inspiration for this post comes from the challenging "Do Hard Things" articles on the Harris twins' blog, such as this one.