Day: January 2, 2017

Preparations

Today’s chores were about getting ready. There is a whopper of a storm heading our way tomorrow. Two systems in fact. One from the west, another from the southeast. Rain, snow, rain, sleet and then snow. The barns in the back paddock are stocked with full hay bags. There are two buckets of water filled at the top of the stairs. The Guineas are tucked in with extra food and a more spacious roost bar. They were crowding the edge of the coop with their now extra long tail feathers! I’ve got bags of salt ready to help the jennies move around in the back paddock between their barns and the water buckets. I checked on the generator and the long cord that can attach it to our GenLock to provide the whole place with power should hydro go down. My raincoat is dry – my boots are dry – I’ve got four pairs of mitts ready to go. It won’t be so stressful to wake up and hear the rain on the roof knowing the animals all have dry places to be. Good luck everyone!