It's not really cold tonight, but it's cool . Mid fifties outside and very dry air. I built a small fire in the fireplace. Just for the pleasant sound and smell more than anything else. I don't think I have ever built a fire in September before. Certainly not in mid September. Usually I am still running the air conditioner until mid October. Of course that could still happen. One cold front does not an early winter make.
I'm about ready for winter. The most urgent outside work is done. Wood and propane layed in. Supplies up to appropriate levels, though some more chicken feed would not be amiss. I gave ten sacks of feed to an old acquaintance who had a little bad luck and that has to be replaced. He can't lift feed sacks right now. That might be me down the road and if I need the help he'll return the favor. Soon it will be the dead of winter and that means reloading time. I need to look at the spreadsheets and see what needs to be ordered. Still some things to do but I'm about there with all the critical issues.