The leaves are starting to change and it's starting to get colder at night. So, the cord wood piles are starting to stack up at people's houses and they are getting busy cutting this year's wood supply. :roll: The people that do have their wood already split usually leave it in a big heap and throw a blue tarp over it as soon as possible. I'm thinking about printing up some Hearth.com flyers and sticking them in people's mailboxes! As for myself, I went up the other day and threw a few pieces of metal roofing/siding over the oldest piles that I have. These will be the first ones going into the basement. The rest of my wood will sit outside of my house and when the snow begins to fly I will stretch a tarp across the top to keep snow off the piles, but I will leave the sides partially open all winter to get some added air flow. With the exception of the first couple piles, all the my wood is a greyish color and has checks all over the ends. The first couple piles were white ash that I cut in May/June, so I'm not worried about those either! Most of my stuff was dropped last winter and then bucked, split, and stacked in May. I don't think I started last year until this time either! Hearth.com really has provided me with a wealth of knowledge in wood burning!