I get a text message couple weeks ago from the guy i scored three truckloads of red maple back in the Winter/Spring. See my thread Swamped with red maple! "Brad, you want more wood"? His son was coming to take the wood since February...famous last words! Nothing like making firewood when its hot out! It was an average "hot" Summer day today with temps in the mid to upper 80's. Pulled a PU full today. Drive in, back up and load. Cant get much better, oh and three minutes from home! Not a huge red maple fan, but ill take it! As before random lengths 12-20" Maybe three truckloads for the score. Any wood i dont want ill put in his trailer and he will cart to dump. Some is buggy and punky in the center. Tossed a couple gnarly ones in it today. A lot of the bark was loose and i peeled what i could off when i unloaded. Luckily it was stacked on wood chips so not too dirty Todays load. Maybe half cord. Two more truck fulls for the score. The tree guy never came back to fell a few more trees. Possible tree job for me. Found this garter/ribbon snake right at the end of loading. A few logs later a field mouse scurried out. Scared me more than the snake did. It was mad and kept sticking its tongue out at me. Looks like it may be blind? I let it go to catch the mouse!