It's minus one degree here this morning, but in the greenhouse, it's six degrees, and all my plants are safe from frost. I have several tomato and pepper varieties, a zucchini plant, a watermelon plant, flat italian parsley, and a few other herbs in there.
In a raised outdoor bed, the peas are poking up through the soil, so it looks like planting them a little early was a good idea.
The birds are all busy here. Yesterday afternoon, Rupert had a cowbird perched on his rump. The hummingbirds are at the feeder almost constantly, and this morning I saw one investigating the red handle of the garden hydrant. A pair of tree swallows are setting up house in one of our nestboxes!
It's all good here in Lone Butte.