Sad, really, when -8 Â°F WCF rates as the second cold blast, and it happens in the first week of January. Even so, pine slab was not going to make it, so it was a weekend 'getting wood'.Having pulled out a bit of Aspen blow-down, I was relieved to get some maple. You can see from the heart near the base why it blew down. Grabbed a few rounds of the Maple, plus some Red Oak and some Ash, after dragging the Ash and Maple to the stage. That was last week... this weekend was some smaller Ash and Oak scroungings. The woods are getting Incredibly wet... I decided not to go back to this area until I canbe sure to get in and back out before sundown. Looks like the winds will bring us about 1/2 foot of lake effect .. . Syracuse may get two feet!!