Winter is inevitable. At times, it is a mild affair. At other times, snow piles up higher than a man. Preparing your homestead and farm are important if you want to ensure the highest chance of you, your livestock and your equipment coming through the winter unscathed and ready for spring planting.
Here are some things that should be done. If it’s already too cold to do some of these chores, then wait for a warmer winter day to tackle them.
Check the seals around your windows and doors. Improperly sealed doors and windows account for the largest amount of heat loss, and a huge waste of energy. Plastic sheeting, cloth drapes and curtains all work to reduce heat loss. Insulating a poorly uninsulated home can be costly but can yield huge rewards going forward.