Methods for drying out firewood.
As a new wood burning stove owner I have just bought my first cord of "seasoned" firewood and have a few questioons.
1. First of all, much of the wood doesn't look too seasoned, is 4 months enough time to allow the partially seasoned wood to cure?
2. I was always under the impression that wood would cure in the open air regardless of whether or not it is in a covered shed. Will stacking it without a cover still allow it to cure or does it have to be covered?
3. Does bark have to be removed prior to stacking or burning?
Thanks, A Newbie