It is below zero again as I write this on Thursday morning, a week before Thanksgiving. We have already had more than a foot of snow on the ground for more than a week. And about half our corn crop is still out there, standing in it. This week, we will try to get it in. Due to a week of pretty hard work right after the snow came, we have the livestock pretty well situated for the winter. But farming is a challenge when winter begins soon after the first of November. I don't know yet if this winter will be the hardest in my memory, but it is already the earliest.