I actually found a firewood retailer who sells dry wood...I know...it's quite rare. All the wood is stacked, but not covered, everyone else around here has it in giant piles to be loaded by machine. Was told the wood had been in stacked since Feb, and I believe him. It was like a dream...the wood is battleship grey,shedding it's bark like a snake, and the ends have checks you could fit a quarter into I wish I had my camera with me. On the way home I saw a large load of pine rounds so I ask the guy-can I have those-sure he says take them all. Well beggers can't be choosers, so after I unloaded the cord of dream wood I went back and got the pine that turned out to be a cord mabey more. All in all it turned out to be a good morning.