Up until now we have had frosty mornings with cold clear nights. Today snow flakes were falling, and the ground was cold enough for the snow to stick. Later in the day things warmed up enough for the snow to be gone, but the time between when the ground thaws in the late morning and when early darkness brings the return of the cold is getting very short indeed. Ed continues digging while he can, but his window of opportunity is closing fast. It's past the middle of November. We have been so lucky, but still hope for just a little more time.