I found this waiting for me when I came home a few nights ago:
It was left by the guys who do our lawn every week. The lead guy asked me a while back if I could use any wood (he'd seen some of my stashes around the yard). Who was I to say no? I'm pretty sure it's more alder, but if you can identify it from the pics, please let me know if you think it's something different. (Oh, and you can disregard the couple old, cracked chunks of ironbark red eucalyptus in the pile. That's the darker, rougher barked stuff.)
I got about half way through the new stuff last night before my back told me it was time to quit. It's relatively light wood, but my back doesn't do bending and stooping very well anymore. Here's the stash so far:
And say what you will about my cheapie Poulan "Wild Thing" chainsaw, it still will fling the wood chips and curlies:
I roughed out a hollow form last night...looks like this'll be some nice stuff.