Autumn is in full swing and winter is just around the corner, and many of us are dreading the long cold months ahead, but does it really have to be this way?
It gets really cold here in the winter. There are times it doesn’t get much higher then zero so keeping the chickens water in a liquid form can be quite a challenge. I spent several years hauling warm water out several times a day to melt the ice in the waterers. Let me tell you, […]
Snow in winter is gorgeous on a ranch, particularly in the the High Peaks of the Adirondacks outside of Lake Placid. Lake Placid is home to the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics and our ranch is blessed with one of the best views of Whiteface – the Olympic ski mountain – from every piece of […]
Our farm is blanketed in beautiful snow and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This is always an adventurous time of year, when we first start dealing with real cold and snow and see how the systems we set up on balmy fall days will work.
Winter can be brutal in the Midwest. The wind blows like crazy, the temperature drops with only an overnight notice, and the snow can really mess things up! However, I am here to help you stay warm, dry, and hopefully safe. Winter can catch people off guard. They aren’t dressed properly, do not have the […]
It’s that time of year! The harvest is almost over, the first freeze isn’t far off, and we’re just weeks away from snow. While everyone has their own list of fall chores, homesteaders in particular have an insane amount to get done before the snow starts flying. Find out what you need to do to […]