Had some free time this Feb to get my wood for 2015 and beyond ready. Neighbor farmer who I do some chemical application for decided to tear out 3 old shagbark hickory trees. Counted rings on one that was 145 years old. He was going to torch them where they laid but I "rescued" them from their firey destruction....until 2015. A couple picks of me hauling them out with the 333 and trailers. Split and stacked them inside the barn. Ended up with 4.5 cords of hickory. Spittling was a pain in the neck! Used wedges and mauls to get the 22 inch long 40 in diameter trunks split in half, with the help of prybars and a little noodling. Finished them off with the hydraulic splitter. Can't imagine doing that stuff entirely by hand! Then went to work on some mixed hardwoods and stacked outside on my wagons. Mixed bag of woods, many of them I couldn't identify, but BTUs none the less! About two cords of them. I have probably 3 or 4 cords of white ash to split that are bucked inside the barn. Too wet to go back today but frozen ground will be here tomorrow and shall get to work on them! All and all, when I get the ash done I will have about 14 cords ready for 2014 and 2015 winters. I'm burning anywhere from 6-8 a winter. Mostly ash hickory and red oak.