The family and I went on an outing yesterday that included about a 150 mile round-trip drive, mostly on rural secondary highway. I saw numerous homes with freshly cut and split firewood piled up next to the house, on the porch, in the driveway. I drive this route fairly regularly and have never seen much in the way of firewood before. I can only assume it is for this winter. They must not be hearth.com members because, even from the road, I could see that most of it was green. These weren't recreational burning piles either...a lot were several cord in size. I created a thread a week or so back about a big score of oak. I was out splitting yesterday (before the outing) and the neighbor comes over and mentions how all the wood will keep me warm this winter. You should have seen the look on his face when I said "this wood won't be ready until '12/'13 heating season, but I won't need it until probably the year after that". I pointed to the 10 cord in the wood shed and said "I'm going to burn this first".