Whether it’s rains and flooding, a hurricane or tornado, a snow storm, fire, or some other natural disaster — the biggest question is, are you prepared for it? We can never base our lives off of the “what-ifs”, but when the threat of the “what-ifs” become a reality, you should never be caught off guard, especially on your homestead with animals that depend on you for their care.
Preparing for disaster isn’t something I thought I would have to do when my husband and I first got married. Farm animals weren’t even something we saw in our future, as we laid peacefully in our small one-bedroom town apartment. Now, living out here, it’s something that we have to think about. We have livestock that depend on us, a child that depends on us, a river in the back, and a basement that could flood at any moment.
Here are some things that we do to help prepare ahead of a disaster.