Winterizing

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What is everyone doing to winterize?

We put windows back in coops and barns, switch over to straw in the chicken coop instead of pine shavings. Time to hang heaters in the pig barns and get out trough heaters for the pigs and goats.
30 Sep 2016 15:23 #1

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Replied by ScienceChic on topic Winterizing

Starting to pull my potted plants, prune back bushes, and put down mulch. I'll get a little longer than you all do at elevation. :)

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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill

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30 Sep 2016 17:08 #2

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Replied by ScienceChic on topic Winterizing

Found an interesting Homesteading and Livestock, mountain living blog with some posts about winterizing that I thought might fit here!

Preparation for Winter in the Mountains
By Bruce McElmurray
10/15/2013

For those who desire to be mountain people and live in the mountains (especially if moving from a lower elevations or a city) it is best to think carefully because mountain living requires considerable work. After 16 years living in the mountains full time we are either coping with winter or utilizing our non-snow season to prepare for winter.


Being Prepared for Mountain Winter
By Bruce McElmurray
10/23/2015

Whether you live as we do or not, it is wise to "be prepared." This prediction could mean many things, but here in the mountains of Southern Colorado, we could be faced with brutally cold temperatures, very large amounts of snow or worst scenario would be both with strong winds added in. The aspen leaves have now fallen off the trees and it is getting colder each night.

When I was a young boy in the Boy Scouts, the motto was "be prepared." That especially applies to living remotely and at high altitude in the mountains here in Southern Colorado. Not knowing what may happen, we must anticipate those situations where potential problems could arise.

  • Firewood Sufficient
  • Woodstove Ready
  • Ready, Set, Go[
  • Getting Pets Ready.
  • Medical Ready.
  • Vehicles Ready.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill

Your scars exist, but it’s your courage that defines you. ~Nalini Singh
Last edit: 05 Oct 2016 17:47 by ScienceChic.
05 Oct 2016 17:47 #3

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