Has this year shot by or is it just me? Winter’s north breeze will soon be blowing across all of our homesteads. Winterizing your homestead will save you time and money in the long run.
You know the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I know I don’t have to convince you of anything. We all know from experience each winter brings with it challenges we may have overlooked or didn’t expect.
To help get you going or to check your preparedness, I’ve put together some sources for winterizing your homestead.
I’m a list maker, just ask anyone who knows me. Who doesn’t like a free printable checklist? When it comes to winterizing your farm this is a great little checklist to download or print to get you moving in the right direction before the snow flies.
This next article is full of good tips and tricks for an older home or any home to remind you of something you may have forgotten when working on the winterizing your homestead.
When it comes to winterizing your homestead “Alaska Style,” knowing what’s involved could be a matter of survival. With the shorter days and the greater snowfall, you can’t afford to be caught off guard when winter blows into your homestead. Even if you don’t live in an area with much chance of a blizzard, you can definitely learn a few things about winterizing from homesteaders who do it every year in the great state of Alaska.
There always seems to be some of us who, because of some trial or life situation, just can’t seem to get all the winterizing tasks done. If you find yourself in that boat this year, being blown farther from the shore of your goals, then you should look at these winterizing tips for your home, barn, livestock, and heavy equipment even after you think it’s too late.
For those of us who have to be concerned about keeping our chickens happy during the winter, Be sure to read our post
Some of the old timers are saying this winter will bring more snow and colder temperatures here in the panhandle of Idaho than there’s been over the last few years.
Have you finished winterizing your homestead? Share your tips for preparing for winter in the comments below. You never know how your wisdom and experience may help another succeed.
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Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack