It looks like winter is on it's way into Woodland Valley. The temperatures have gone down into the 20's overnight and are staying chilly during the day. It is always the impatiens on my porch that tell me when the first hard frost has happened. One day the plants are fine, the next day they are totally dead. That happened this week. Although this is one of the latest dates for a hard frost that I can remember, the cold weather seems to be moving in quickly. So it is time for stacking the woodpile and gearing up for the frosty weather to come. Let's hope this winter will be a mild one.