There is a thread in the hearth room about things learned in the first year burning, and I thought it would be a good idea for us to share the nuggets of wisdom learned while harvesting. THINGS I HAVE LEARNED WHILE FELLING/BUCKING/SPLITTING/STACKING: No matter how you say it, or how many times you say it, kids will NOT stack wood as neat as you. A QUALITY chainsaw and sharp chain is worth its weight in gold. So isn’t a properly maintained hydrolic splitter. RESPECT for the chainsaw and a falling tree is more important than your “macho” image. Chaps, helmet and safety glasses look better and are more comfortable than a wheelchair or casket. The following have no place in the woods while felling trees: Kids, booze, sandals, shorts, loud music and people who don’t respect mother nature. No, you can’t get one more tree out of that dull chain. Yes, you do need BAR AND CHAIN OIL, not motor oil/transmission fluid/brake fluid or whatever else you have hanging around. No, you may not borrow my chainsaw/splitter/trailer/truck, but I would be happy to come help you so long as you help me when I need it.