This is stupid and kinda just for fun, but I wanted some opinions: I have three large piles of logs on my property. One is about 30 feet from my wood shed, one is about 350 feet away and the third is around 500 feet away. All are very easy to get to with my tractor and bucket loader. This is all wood for 2021-22 and beyond, so there's no race to get it done here, just a point of contention. Most of this wood still needs bucking to length, so there's some processing prior to splitting. Probably 3-5 cords in each pile. My son, who is 16 and knows everything there is to know, he is an expert on all matters (no, I'm not being sarcastic! what gave you that idea?) is insisting that we need to bring the log splitter to each pile and split there, load the splits into the tractor bucket and drive them to the wood shed and dump them into a big pile for stacking later. That way stacking can be done quietly after dark with the help of a couple LED floodlights and some music piped into the BT headphones. We will have to move the splitter multiple times and handle the splits twice, but the job can be done easily with two people and also fairly easily (but takes much longer) with a single person. My plan is to bring the rounds to the splitter, which will remain stationed at the wood shed, so that they can be split right off the bucket and then taken from the splitter tray and stacked immediately. This might mean more trips (since you can't easily pile rounds above the top of the bucket but I do it all the time with splits), and would be an ideal operation for three people (one splitting, one driving the tractor and loading rounds at the pile, and one stacking). If it doesn't get stacked immediately, it'll jam up the operation. Also harder to do any work after dark. You technically have to handle the rounds twice (load the bucket & then load the splitter) but the splits only once (off the tray & stack). This can also be done very leisurely as a solo operation (load a bucket with rounds, split it, stack it) one bucket at a time. I honestly don't know which idea I like better but I'd like to put Mister Know-It-All in his place (never mind invoking the Dad rule). What say you o mighty hoarders of the firewood? What method would you pick?