Before some begin wondering if I'm just now putting up this year's wood, the answer is no. We dry the wood outdoors then in October we put enough wood in the barn to run through the winter and not have to dig through snow to get at it. Still have quite a bit to put in there but at least it is started. The second row is about half done or maybe a bit over half and then one more row to go. There should be about 2 1/2 cord when we get done. Most will notice a big difference in the way the wood looks. After many years of not doing so, a few years ago on a whim we decided to try not covering the wood at all. It has been a long time since we had not done that and I can tell you that it will no doubt be a lot longer before we do it again. The uncovered wood was not punky but I feared perhaps within another year it might be going that way. So, that will all get burned this winter and fortunately there was not that much of it. That also means next winter I'll still be burning some wood that was cut in 2008-2009.