Well, on Monday (October 29th) I planted my garlic. 3 heads gave us 30 cloves to plant in the ground, 1" deep and 6" apart. This filled up half of one of my 4 new raised beds. I also planted 100 purple crocus bulbs under a deciduous tree in our front yard, so hopefully we'll have a beautiful spring welcome.
Update: my attempts at over-wintering things failed. Something grabbed my tuberous begonias I wanted to overwinter and my pepper plants took a whack with the cold temperatures and never recovered. There's always next year!
We have most of our winter-prep work done outside, the leaves picked up and grass cut short. Ready for a long winter sleep.