Definitely put them to work, get them used to a working lifestyle. Even if nothing happens, they will be the better for it.

We had half an inch of snow last Tuesday, nights are still chilly.
Need to call a customer who offered a mess of long dead trees that need cut nearby.

Where we moved from, $125-150 a cord, split and dumped.
Here? No clue. The local timber company sells ‘drops’ and trims for $25 a pickup load, but its normally green cut and needs to sit.