In Northern California we have short summers. Winter comes quickly. Usually by mid-October we're ready to start burning wood. I mentioned to my husband about purchasing our wood soon, so as to be prepared for winter. I don't like waiting until the last minute. The wood cutters are already selling wood. I like to order five cords to ensure we have enough for the winter in case it is bad or longer than usual. We use Juniper because it burns hotter, lasts longer and doesn't have as much creosol. We still have a small amount but not close to what we need. I hope we are ready in August to get our wood.