During the financial shocks of the 1970’s, the Ardenne forest came back to life. The local population began to return, taking up their traditional rights as loggers and guardians of the trees.
The rejuvenation of logging enabled the local population to make some savings, but above all it led to the rehabilitation of certain forms of social behavior.
The working of the land combines work with pleasure. The locals work together with friends and family, with picnics around the camp-fire, and meetings in the local departément huts. Young and old are working together in a social model long since gone from contemporary western society.