This is our first year, so we are still working out a system, but basiclly we have been cutting non stop since march. Cut 7 cords for this year, and 4 for next year. We go for 2-3 hours at a time, a few times a week. My plan now is to have half of next years, and resume in early spring getting the other half for 09/10. Do you have a certain time in the year when you stop cutting? Do you keep going as long as you can to get as much as you can?