This year has been a mix . . . I started out grabbing pallets and cutting them up before deciding that this was a lot of work. At the same time I began cleaning up my property by taking down a bunch of standing dead elms (most with the bark falling off) and some other dead trees. Lately, I've been working over on my father's property -- concentrating on some maple tops my brother cut last winter and ash (which I figure should be seasoned enough by late winter or if my supply holds out it will be the start of next year's stash.) I've also grabbed some softwood slabs from my brother when he cut up some lumber a year or so back. As for next year . . . all wood (well maybe some slabs) off the family property. My brother cut back some trees along the field and I am slowly and surely cutting and splitting them up for next year's wood supply.