I cut a few trees to rounds in April 08. They have been thrown into a pile since cutting and recently stacked off the ground in rows(outside still). By December or January will these be dry enough for burning? Out of curiosity, I hand split two round pieces. They split pretty easily and you heard that "crack" when the maul hit. It sounded good. I still smelled the strong scent of the tree when it split. Are these rounds ready? Thanks!