We lost twelve people last winter. Not to zombies, our walls are high and sturdy, and we have plenty of ammunition. We lost ten to hunger and disease, and two to murders over food. Last year’s crops were a complete disaster; we didn’t know what we were doing.
But things are looking up. This summer more of our crops survived. Hunting has been good. Roughly the same amount of canned food, though we’ve had to go further to find it. All in all, our larder is fuller going into the cold weather. And of course there are fewer of us.