This week I have started collecting pinecones for firestarters. We have quite a few tall ( very tall) pine trees that have finally started shedding the cones. I know I could be collecting them to make wreaths or something else crafty --Becky, any suggestions? But for now I'm collecting them to burn. We use our woodstove every day in the cold weather--had it going last night! And buying fatwood gets to beexpensive. So I go out with a bucket & pick up cones! They work great--just enough sap on them to help get the fire going.