|This is the first winter we've had|
some daytime highs remain below
freezing. We've had to look to ways
to keep critter water from freezing
so fast. A straw filled bucket helps
insulate & forestall ice formation.
- fill wood boxes
- fill kindling boxes
- wood pile covered?
- tools put away?
- fill hay feeders
- fill chicken feeder
- fresh bedding
- fresh warm water in all buckets
- buckets in insulation tubs if necessary
- check & fill kerosene lanterns
- get a nice roast out of the freezer (enough to feed us for a couple of days should the electricity go out)
Now sit back with a warm mug of something tasty and enjoy some cozy time by the fire until it's time to check on everyone again.
|Goats don't like snow.|
|The chickens allowed themselves to be lured out with scratch.|
|Sammy and Riley helped with chores.|
|Sam's preferred way to weather out a winter storm.|
This is the first snow we've had here in several years. Most of the goats and cats, and none of the chickens had experienced it before. We accumulated a little over an inch. How are you all faring out there?