30° outside right now. I'm letting the coals burn down from my initial warm up load of Doug Fir and red alder. Another 10 minutes or so and I'll fill it up with mostly big leaf maple and one or two chunks of Doug Fir.
I've mostly been burning maple and paper birch so far this season.
I've been feeding my stove a steady diet of ash killed by the emerald ash borer. Looking at what my dad and I have on the ground already as well as what's still standing, it looks like it will be ash for at least the next two years.
This all does have the odd silver and sugar maple thrown in. If it's dead or in my way, I knock it down as well. We did get into some red oak earlier in the year that we cut because it was dead and had some nice logs in it. That all went into my dad's shed though. The logs from that (and other trees that were big enough) went to buy us a new chainsaw with money left over.
Mostly cherry with some white pine, black walnut, shorties and uglies so far here. One big 6x6 ash split the other day I c/s/s last August as a test run. It's ready but there's plenty of other wood in the stacks that will go before that-it's next years wood
4 fairly large yellow birch and maple uglies @ 4years stacked - bringing the place up to temp. Primary air is right off, crazy heat out the glass. Nice show (secondaries). Pup sleeping on her new dog bed, cold Sleemans cream ale, original Rocky (1976) on the tube. Pretty good night..
About 10 big splits of 4 year seasoned Silver Maple. 29 degrees outside, 76 degrees inside.
Wife watching tv, I'm on the computer(clearly), sitting here in shorts, watching the secondary combustion(courtesy of well seasoned wood) in my old "smoke" dragon. Lovin it!