First frost is a major event here. This year it occurred last night – that’s about two weeks earlier than it has been the last couple of years. We saw it coming so major picking of pumpkins and maize as well as covering crops was in order. It was a light frost so no real damage, but tonight could be worse.

We have picked all the rest of the ripe pumpkins today. Some unripe pumpkins remain in the field and will be covered. The weather might just warm up again.