Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Winter Prep

It was 29° this morning when I headed out the door to let the animals out of the pen. Brrrrrr

The rest of the day was sunny, cold, and bright. The calm before the storm.

We're bracing for a large winter storm, predicted to arrive in the wee hours of the night bringing with it strong winds and many (many) inches of rain. It sounds like it's going to be a doozy.

The Man and I spent the day getting ready. The Man added more firewood to the stack in the garage, tested the generator, and did other manly emergency preparations.  

In the pen I covered the chickens' coop door and the goats' chain-link door with plastic feed bags to keep out the rain and especially the wind.


On the outside of the pen I noticed that the Acorn Woodpeckers were using the pen as their granary and storing acorns for their own winter prep.


At the end of the day The Man parked my car outside and parked the tractor inside the garage. The tractor has proven itself invaluable after a storm.



I think we're ready.