It is now late November in MN, but it feels like spring with 56F highs, so grilling is still very convenient.
In a few weeks, I will have to follow the 4 steps in the snow on my deck to fire up the gas grill (gas required on wood decks). If I am serious, I will walk the 5 steps to my Weber charcoal grill or Brinkman smoker on my lower level patio, so spring and supper eating is still readily available. I usually do put on shoes, but frequently just have socks on for the few steps in the snow. Winter is really a state of mind as long as you know what could happen. - Fortunately, we do not have the common power outages like the east coast of the U.S. and I have not reset a clock in 12 years (except for daylight conversions).
As long as you do not have to worry about winter, it makes it easy to plan for spring activities.