I wanted to add that tonight was very clear-probably why it is supposed to get so cold. The stars were quite bright when we arrived home. Later, taking Peko on his before-bed walk-about, the moon was just coming up. It was so bright and low and orange, it looked like a small campfire in the woods.
We headed up the road to where the field lays the view clear. There was the moon, the top half darkened looking like an eclipse-the rest a bright orange. Snow's coming.