Yesterday was the first official day of fall. And it was our first snow. Some of it was even still there in the morning. I can't remember this ever happening so early here. Snow at the end of October happened every now and again, but even then it was usually gone by morning. Some years it wouldn't stay on the ground for night until the end of December. Weird. I'm thinking either it will get really cold now or we'll bounce back into warm temperatures. Probably both.
This made me curious. When will your first snow come this year? Has it come already? I think it would be really cool if people would post pictures in this thread of their first snowfall of the year.
We do not always get snow here. Our typical years are lots of rain and it's usually more about when the rain starts and doesn't stop which indicates it's changed from fall to winter. The last couple years we've been dumped on (snow) in January or February primarily (although we did have some snow and ice right on Christmas last year - I was happy for all the local kids. I remember that feeling so magical.)
I have heard they are forecasting a warmer winter which I hope means no snow (and not too much rain which causes flooding). The better the weather is, the more time I can spend on my homestead and not worry about safe commuting!
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris