so...we are woefully unprepared for winter up here.
Alison · Nov. 27, 2006
and we better get it figured out pretty darn quick. so i am making a list of what we need to survive here and some of it is really expensive.
a small generator (just big enough to run the water pump should we lose electricity for any length of time.
we need a small snow blower (i can't believe you freaking sold one at a garage sale jean, are you nutz!!!) to clear a path so we can at least move feed and water to the barn and other animals as needed.
we need a weeks emergency supply of all the different feeds up here for when we can't get into the feed stores.
we need heat bulbs in the barn and above the chickens water and that means a couple of really good weather proof long extension cords too.
we need some kind of snow sled that i can pull bales of hay, bags of feed or bottles of water around to the barn when i can't drive over there.
we need a ski type wheel barrow so i can move it in the snow for cleaning out the stalls.
we need to repair the damaged chicken run and then switch the roof wire from chicken wire to a heavier bigger gauge so the snow is less likely to get built up on there.
we need several days worth of water for all the animals stored somewhere where it won't freeze.
maybe the snow bank is easier.