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November 21, 2014

Fall Checklist

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?


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  1. Wow, so much to do!! We don't really do too much winter prep because we don't get any snow, we do get very wet though. I really enjoy reading about your lifestyle, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  2. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead6:25 AM

    Terri, as I get older I think it would be nice to live in a place that has a milder winter - and it isn't even that bad here in Oklahoma! ;-)


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