Here is a little trick to illustrate how much moisture is really in that "Dry Wood" you were sold: 1. Use chainsaw to shave off 3-4 inches off your too-long splits. Remember, the ends are the driest... 2. Dump end chunks into a Rubbermaid trash bin until you can figure out where to put them. Put lid on to keep rain out. 3. Forget about them for 3-6 weeks during dry, unseasonably warm February/March. 4. After remembering they are there, remove lid and find a dripping condensation on lid. 5. Be amazed, then let wood dry for another two years.