Tuesday, February 28, 2012

storm on the way

Snow is on the way, possibly a lot of it. For the first time this winter I may have to hunker down and go into farm-preservation mode. A heavy ice storm means raking roofs, preparing for a blackout, stacking wood indoors, and making sure there is plenty of feed on hand for the critters. At lunch I'll head out to the feed store to get some things (non storm related) and grab another sack of chicken feed for good measure. Never hurts to have a spare sack of Chicken feed about.

14 Comments:

Blogger Tara said...

Wow, considering we have a projected high of 83 for Thursday, that's almost inconceivable to me! Take care and stay warm!

February 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

how's the littlest pom pom doing?

February 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger E said...

If you buy bulk feed is it cheaper? We can save 20% if a group of neighbors buys and get feed delivered together.

Hope the storm passes by uneventfully.

February 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Debby said...

Good luck with the storm, so wish we could get just a little our way, it has been a very warm winter :(

February 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Here in New Hampshire we are expecting 6 to 10 inches of snow (statewide)and my mind is also in preservation mode since we are at the end of a 600 foot dirt driveway and we can't move until a friend plows us out. Candles, food, wood, feed for the chickens...yup, all set!! We will hunker down and wait for the onset of winter (finally) after one more load of laundry goes on the clothesline and one more load of wood is lined up on the porch. Can't forget more hay for the coop!! A little more work to do before "hunkering" time.

February 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

I wish we would get that kind of snow out here. But it would just blow away. Plus it's so dry that it would evaporate before making it to the ground. I want winter!

February 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Snow? Wow, hard to fathom with all the nice weather.

February 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Dartford Warbler said...

Good luck in your snow storm. It is tough work keeping animals safe and fed in hard weather. Take care if it gets icy out there.

February 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Michael Smith said...

Snow. ...hummm sounds familiar.
I wish we'd get some snow. The bugs are going to be UNBEARABLE this summer!

--Mike
schomestead.com

February 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

A weatherperson is the only job I can think of that you can be wrong everyday and still keep your job.

Our forecasters have been very accurate this year, maybe this will be their storm.

I don't hunker for anything less than 24" in one storm.

February 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Little one's doing good! Busy in there...

February 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Just one question, Jenna. How will the Haystack Freedom chickens fare during a storm like this?

Inquiring aspiring chicken farmer needs to know,

February 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

they should be more than fine, though I think it'll be a snow-covered chicken fort before too long!

February 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Good to know. Thanks, Jenna!

February 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

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