I'm still surprised that the neighborhood deer have yet to find my garden. It may only be a matter of time, but I do live right next door to some very loud dogs. I wonder if they keep the deer away, or if I've just been lucky.
We had a close call a few days ago with a freeze warning for the Hill Country, but it didn't quite freeze here. Those few degrees can make a big difference. Last year we got our first freeze on December 5, so I'm guessing it's likely that by the next full moon my squash, jalapenos, okra, and sweet potatoes will be gone.
Still got a lot of plants waiting for their turn to go in the ground, including cabbage, chard, kale, collards, and celery. Fall is turning out to be just as busy a planting time as spring. I haven't even started on my root crops yet. I've got seed for carrots, radishes, beets, turnips, and rutabagas still waiting in my seed box.