Since joining this site a few months ago, I've realized how poor my wood stacking is. Thanks Guys What I had was 6 "rows" of mixed splits and rounds stacked on the ground tight against one-another. I cut some 12 ft. 2x4's braced them on the ends and middle 14" wide which gives my bottom row a 4" ground clearance. So far so good. I'm starting in the middle rows. What I have found besides bugs and a couple of snakes... is how cool and damp it is there. Many of my splits have a thin line of mold around the edges. I know this in not good. Most was cut Dec-Feb so I hope it will be seasoned for next winter's burning season. I'll be ready with the moisture meter in November. I have less than 1/2 cord of seasoned wood to carry over to next winter.