I harvest my own wood, thinning out small trees on our rural SC property. One tall skinny hickory netted about 1,000 chunks! I chop them into 'cookies' on a miter saw, then split in 2/3/4 depending upon the diameter. They dry much faster cut; I start using them in a month. I leave them out in the hot FL sun, which dries them even faster.
I'm very intelligent, but I mask it by doing stupid stuff.