I grew up in the Adirondacks and burned a lot of firewood my dad always cut logs in march or April to use the next winter. He would leave them whole until late fall and they were dry perfect firewood. You should get a logspliter and go back for the big stuff, it sounds like thousands of $ worth of high quality smoking wood.
Lang 48 patio, cheap charbroil charcoal grill, weber chimney, thermoworks rt600c, mav et-732
smoke shack in progress