I just completed splitting and stacking 4 full cords of red oak. I just started splitting a massive pile (10' x 20' x 6') of mixed species that I've hoarded. This is my current plan: Year 0: (this coming winter) 1 ton envi-blocks and 1 cord properly seasoned (2 years) wood Year 1 (next winter): nothing Year 2: about 4 cords of the mixed hardwoods Year 3: the 4 cords of red oak Now I could move the mixed hardwoods to next year, but that means they will have barely seasoned a year by the time I get them split and stacked. And move the red oak to year 2, but that means they will have only seasoned 2 years. After all this work, I want to get the most out of the wood. Should I just suck it up and buy 2 semi-seasoned cords now (same guy I got this years cord from last year), and let them season for the next year at $400. And let all my current wood season properly? Or do I burn everything a year early to save the $400, but not get the most out of the wood?