Get ready for cold months ahead

Wow, it sure is dark out early! That’s the common response during the suddenly shorter days following the return of standard time.

These dark (and chilly) evenings remind us that winter soon will be here. Meanwhile, the days are still warm enough to get things done around the home and garden. Which means it’s time to get ready for more changes ahead.

In advance of winter weather, here are some tips from the do-it-yourself experts at Family Handyman magazine:

Winterize plumbing:

Winterize the grill:

Winterize garden tools:

For more tips and step-by-step how-to videos, click on www.familyhandy

– Debbie Arrington