I see from posts that many of you keep up to 2 or more years supply of split wood. And this means, most of what you are burning has seasoned 2 years. I like that concept. Most of you have wood sheds too. I am just getting started and I think I'll be able to gather enough for 09/10 season, but it will be wood cut and split now. I will get a moisture meter and hope it's good to go once cold weather kicks in. I may have to buy seasoned wood for 09/10 and the stuff I gather and split now - keep for 10/11. Most of what I am cutting is already down and some deadwood. But the stuff that was cut (bucked - not split) last september 08 and longer, is still green inside when split. Seasoning doesn't begin until split right?- and some woods season quicker - like ash and others longer like oak. I sure hope it's going to be ready - I will stack it in full sun and wind. My question: Do you stack your wood co-mingled or stack the oak with oak, ash with ash? Right now - my split pile is all co-mingled, but I could stack it segregated by wood type and seasoning time? or does it not matter for you since you keep wood split in piles for 2 years before burning? If I am going to keep 2 years on hand, plus have a seasons worth to burn I will need to do 15 cords this spring. I am not sure that is doable for me or if I have that kind of space. I don't have a wood shed either. Should I be setting this as my goal? Maybe 15 cords by next fall to give me more time? Build a shed? My question is: do you all cut and gather all through the year? What is your season for cutting, splitting, stacking? Do you ever take time off from processing wood? I can easily see how this could consume most of my free time. Family time and fishing time. I am not sure I want to give up that time. Having a tree company drop wood for me - would sure save me time as well as having the right tools. How long did it take you to get a system down?