Moisture exits a log through the ends- so fast, in fact, that they seal the ends of timber so it won't split during drying. If it's flavoring wood, cut it into rounds, and it will dry pretty fast. A friend of mine builds guitars, and uses a dehumidifier in a large closet to dry the wood. Most of the moisture is gone in a month in his rig.
I'm very intelligent, but I mask it by doing stupid stuff.