Well I decided to cover my piles with a kind of a tarp lean to this year. This is what I came up with. My wood (8 rows of 12' long by 6' high) is stacked next to my garage with a southern exposure, but gets little sun due to some large pines in the way. I used 2x4's with small hooks screwed on for the tarp gromets. One 2x4 screwed on the garage and the other hanging off the edge of the pile secured with bunji cords. As I go through the wood I can roll up the tarp as I go and keep the snow and rain off. One thing you have to watch out for is the size of the tarp they state on the package. I bought 2 ea 12x10 tarps and afterwards found the fine print which read actual size was 11'4"x 9'6". But that's ok, I can adjust the wood piles as I go.