When the weather starts getting chilly it’s time to start thinking about winter goat care. Goats are pretty cold hardy animals, but they do need a little extra care to stay comfortable when it is below freezing outside.
Geese have a thick layer of fluffy down around most of their body, which helps to keep them warm even in the coldest temperatures. This is the same down we use to stuff our own comforters so that we are toasty on long winter nights, and geese utilize it in much the same way. However, […]
Without a plumbed water system, we at Acorn Hill Homestead have relied on water catchment from our metal roof. While we prepared an underground water storage system that extends our water harvesting season, our system has not tolerated sub-freezing temperatures. So what do you do when your water catchment system (sort of) fails? Read on!
Using a water catchment system is a great way to make use of the rain that falls freely. However, winter’s freezing temperatures present a special challenge to water catchment. Learn how Homestead Honey’s family created a winter-friendly water catchment system.