In this case we are talking about next winter and there's nothing like taking the pressure off and starting filling the wood store in plenty of time.
A couple of hours every week and those stacks of logs start building up and the odd hour replenishing the kindling stocks means that when the winter weather finally does arrive you are prepared. By the end of the summer these lovely dry buildings will be full of seasoned and split fruitwood and kindling.
Mind you, with the weather we've been enjoying it could be snowing in a couple of days and the new stores will be brought into use early.
Remember, be prepared and sharpen that axe Eugene.