Nov 20 – It’s definitely fire season.  The wood is all stacked and covered and a daily fire is a must.  I have gotten rather proficient at the fire building – only took 6 winters!  I also have a new skill that works quite well with this batch of wood – I can bank a fire and keep it overnight so in the morning, I just open up the stove, poke it a bit and have a fire going very quickly.  It requires having a fire established at bedtime, something I don’t always have.  But when I do, I now bank it and love the trouble-free mornings.