No not a hiring freeze. A weather freeze. so it is time to go out and get every thing left that may be damaged by a freeze from your garden and then mulch your beds for the winter. Also if you planted lettuce, onions or other late season crops it is important that you have plenty of mulch around them so that they weather the storms of late fall as well as possible and can keep growing during the day. Happy time for gardeners as there is still plenty excuses to get out of the house and dirty.