The thermostat creaked into action, and the baseboard heater ticked on, as it heated up the house this morning with the deck thermometer reading dead on at 40 degrees. Nearly fired up the woodstove before that, and might tonight . . .
Meanwhile, it looks like the Heartland is still locked in summer mode. I'll be talking about fall turkeys at the Kansas City, Kansas Cabela's store soon as part of Outdoor Life's "Road Tour," leaving New England's early fall and heading into a lingering faux July . . .