October has meant some warm sunny days, plenty of misty nights but also lots of cold wind and heavy rain. It's time to start stacking the wood. We try to keep the timber that's ready for burning close to hand at the back door- no running out to the drying shed on a blustery wet afternoon for me. It's a very nice job stacking the wood- I had helpers this time and we'd it done in a flash. I love the thud of the axe splitting the wood and the clang as we load it into the wheelbarrows and then it's stacked relatively neatly and there it waits for a not-very-nice-day when we need warm bums!