Who is still getting ready for winter?

  • Who is still getting ready for winter?

    Posted by NicoleSauce on November 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    We had our first freeze – as in hard freeze – in mid October. Before that day, we scrambled around draining things, mulching things and getting ready for winter. The following weeks have BOASTED low 70s during the day and low to mid 40s at night.

    Still on my winter list:

    *Move more firewood

    *Stock tank heaters

    *Finish the water rerouting project

    *Better sheep and LGD shelter

    *Re-drain all the exposed pipes 🙂

    What is on your list?

    Squashmania replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
  • 7 Replies
  • Slim

    November 2, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Lol, toooo funny, I was literally making up my list when I read your post.

    • NicoleSauce

      Community Leader
      November 2, 2022 at 2:48 pm


  • AmyF

    November 5, 2022 at 12:55 am

    I’m so far behind. I’m stilling trying to get a fence up and set up back to Eden beds. I also need to clean out the chicken coop and replace a gate. And I’m in Wisconsin so I need to get a move on!

  • Grampa-J

    November 13, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Still have to pick up a new pair of boots. My current ones are toast. Full of holes. Still need to tune up the snow blower. Went from the 70’s last week to a light snow covering last night. Mother nature is off her meds again.

    • Squashmania

      November 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      “Mother nature is off her meds again,” 🤣🤣Best!

  • Squashmania

    November 14, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Temp is 50% of last week. Gah. I am building a greenhouse with rain and snow yesterday, and poor motivation.It has to get done because it’s the deep winter shelter for the hens as well. Is it wrong to look at Slim’s list to see what I’m missing? The deck with all my hardware cloth scraps needs organized. I drained All the hoses, and I have them loaded in the gorilla cart to go out to the shed. Many armloads of firewood need brought out of the valley, where the 80 ft tall swamp white oak fell across last Spring. It’s cut and stacked…just 500 ft. away from the house.

    • Bluesky63

      November 14, 2022 at 2:58 am

      Mid-Missouri – 45 degrees F tomorrow. I probably need to cover the fig trees for winter; they will almost freeze to the ground anyway. And get the 4 wheel drive truck inspected.

      Yesterday, I filled the tractor with diesel and put additive in it. We might need to blade the drive.

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