This stack of wood was cut early last spring when I was clearing brush along the back stone wall. The trees along the wall are getting so tall they are beginning to shade the back deck earlier and earlier each year. A Maine summer is short enough without that tree line robbing us of 20 minutes or so of late afternoon sun. By late August, I usually have eye-balled my next victim for the spring; one more winter, that's it for you. Ah, the woodstove! Come a late September evening, this stack will help take the chill off.