I am a second year wood burner and am already planning ahead for my third year. I am ordering another log load for the coming winter and am looking for ideas on how to best store and season the wood. I know that I should have it split for a good two years, and am slowly building up to that. In the mean time what suggestions do we have for storing and seasoning the wood as I split it. There seems to be as many beliefs on this as species of trees themselves so what ideas do we have out here. I saw one style that suggested mounding your wood like an old hay mound as it drew the water out with gravity and the wind and the sun baked out the rest and the wood would be ready in 6 mos. And you have a stick in the center with markers on it to monitor your progress. In theory this seems likely but not probable. Another suggestion is to stack the wood in an alternating pattern as you would in the ends of your wood rows for best surface area expsouser to wind and sun. This one seems the most logical but alot of work. Then you have the classic wood shed, lean too style open sides with bracing or chicken wire to hold it all in. this seems fine if you have a long time for that wood to dry, as the edges would dry faster then the core. I live in central new york so short summe and long fall and winters. But I do have an open field that catches alot of sun all day long close to 10-12 hours a day.