I've been playing the past few days, and I have most of the basics down fairly well. I'm maintaining 50-100 residents no problem, so that's a good step up from a few days ago. However I'm always barely maintaining my resource count.
What I mean is that my current town of ~45 residents is running off 3 forrester's lodges each staffed full, and only then am I able to maintain a positive supply of logs and firewood. Constructing any new buildings essentially wastes my firewood supply to 0 for a season or two until I have spare logs for firewood (and I'm only talking about 50-100 logs for additional buildings in a given year). Does this seem normal, or am I mis-managing something?
I'm also concerned with maintaining iron and stone. Both my current town and the previous one I've mined up all surface stone/iron that I could within reasonable distance of my town. I don't want to build quarries because that land can never be used from then on. I've gone about 15 years on my previous town and 10 years on this one, and not once have I seen stone or iron offered through trading. Again, what would be the better strategy in this case?