Do you go out of your way to cut softer woods for shoulder season? I have access to a pretty big downed pine (24"), also there is alot of boxelder where we cut. I am just wondering if I should go after it intentionally for shoulder season. BTW, what is "shoulder season"? Well, actually I know what it IS (fall, spring, light duty short fires), but where did the name come from? EDIT: Another question. If I cut the pine and boxelder in early spring, will it be ready to use by october? It will be stacked where it gets 5-6 hours of sun everyday and is right in the wind.