As winter looms ever closer - in fact, it seems to already be here - I pulled out my fall checklist and noted what still needs to be done:
[x] trim goats' hooves
[x] clean goat shed and apply deep straw bedding
[x] move horses' water trough nearer the house and run extension cord
[x] install tank heater in horses' water trough
[ ] move goats' water tub to a sunny location for quicker thawing
[x] rake out the horse barn and stalls, bank dirt on the low side of the floor
[x] check stored hay and adjust tarps as needed
[x] sweep away cobwebs in the barn
[ ] clean out chicken coop and apply deep bedding
[x] deworm horses
[x] mow the lawn one last time
[x] check fencing and repair where needed
[x] remove garden hose and store for the winter
[ ] store garden tools for the winter
[ ] cover garden with spoiled hay
Hubby takes care of winterizing the house and other maintenance.
This weeks posts included: A Tomato Clone Update and A Day to Be Thankful.
What I found this week: Winter Protection for Fruit Trees
I have a few more chores to do. Have you finished your fall checklist? How do you get ready for winter?
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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