It's time for there to be snow. Some people dread it, but I am anticipating it.
The gardens are done enough; there's always more to do, and if it doesn't snow soon, I'll do more. However, I would be happy to awake tomorrow morning to a foot of snow and no more leaves to rake.
The idea of putting trees in pastures is to provide hummus building, fodder, shade, and a water detainer. At first we'll have to protect the trees from the animals, but as they grow, this will become less necessary, except in the case of pigs.
Jason works twelve days in the next two weeks as part of Santa's dungeon staff, but then, we can focus on some of our inside winter tasks. And hopefully, do a bit of sledding and cross country skiing, assuming it ever snows.