Today it's snowing -- looks like 6 inches out there and still falling in great puffy flakes. The temperature will dip later tonight although probably not much below 15 degrees F. (Believe me, that's warm compared to what we can get here -- our low last winter was 10 below zero.)
We had a spell of cold weather in mid-October that brought snow and freezing temperatures, but since then it's been mild and even warm during the day.
I had plenty of time to plant garlic and get it mulched with leaves and straw for its winter hibernation.
The cows, carrying calves that will arrive in February, are enjoying leisurely grazing despite the difficulty of finding anything without a topping of snow.
Cold weather does not seem to bother the little creature that has made a nest on my car battery, because it has already laid in a supply of tasty seeds. Although what it does when I zoom off to town, I'm not sure. My neighbor checked the wires and said none has been chewed, but he recommended I place moth balls or sprinkle bleach on the area so the little mite doesn't settle in permanently. I hate to disturb it today, so I'll wait for better weather, perhaps tomorrow.