The wood is definitely dry. I was told that it was cut last September, so that would put it around 7 months. In this very arid climate, especially with summer approaching it will definitely be dry enough. Several of the logs had split naturally with just some fiber shreds holding them together. I could also separate the 2 parts by hand with just a small amount of effort.
I have some left over oak and pecan from a few seasons ago, that I will start using first.
Mmmph that is a great tip, I'll bang a couple of logs together later today.
Yeah, the wood was stacked in his truck and "looked" a lot so I didn't question it. Next time I buy I'll be asking if it is a 'true' cord though. I'm was just surprised with his reaction. He said in all his years of selling wood, he's never gotten a call about being short on a cord. Hell...I guess it's just me then. Expecting to get what I pay for, expecting that people conduct their businesses fairly. I did get a nice chopping stump, so I'm happy about that.
I'm also happy to have oak to burn as oak is relatively hard to come by around here. I'll still plan on picking up some elm for comparison.
Oh BTW, is there such a thing as wood that is too dry or too seasoned? Will it burn up too fast if it is too dry?
Thanks for the feedback guys.