I can't help but look upon so many threads and folks sounding as if this summer is the super summer for drying wood. Well, it has been hot and the wood does dry well in the summer but.... My fear is that too many will have cut wood this summer and "it has dried so well we can burn it this winter." Perhaps the wood might dry a little better this summer but not that much. It still takes time. Sure, the outer layer will dry fast but the inside still has to get the moisture out. So just a little word of warning. Enjoy the drying weather we have but understand it still takes so much time to get the moisture out of the wood....even if it is 100 degrees outside. Compared to a "normal summer" this year is warmer but overall we are only talking a few degrees. Be careful on what you are expecting. Don't be like a fellow I helped a week or so ago. They cut white oak...and will burn it this winter. That will not be done in our home!