Hi, As a new wood burner I am looking for some advice. Here is some background: I am trying to get 3 seasons ahead, as recommended by many on this forum. I have never split firewood before. I am in good physical shape. I do have some spare time. I anticipate using 2 cords per year, so I want to get 6 cords of wood stacked and seasoning. Here are my questions: 1) Should I buy tree length logs at $100 per cord and buck and split them myself. I would have to rent the splitter. I found this one at a local tool rental shop for $85/day. It looks like is has a four-way blade: 2) Or, should I just buy already split firewood for $250 per cord? 3) How long should it take me to buck, split and stack 6 cords of wood with the above splitter? Is this possible with renting this splitter for one day. 4) Is there any other equipment that I would need besides a chainsaw and a splitter to buck and split my own firewood? 5) When is the best time of year to buck and split wood? If I can't get it done in the fall, will winter be alright? Any other advice on this matter is appreciated! Thanks!