With October halfway gone, it is time to be thinking about any winter preps that you have not done. At 3,000 feet in the mountains of North Carolina, we have yet to have our first frost but we expect it to happen within the week. The leaf color was a bit disappointing. I can only hope that we have one of those years where the leaves turn bright and it snows on them. The effect is surreal.
Our surreal first snow of the season back in 2014.
Matt has been working hard to seal the house well against the yearly invasion of stink bugs and ladybugs but that has led to him painting the whole house. We have our firewood for the year and the heating ducts cleaned so we are ready for the cold.
Our next project is to throw together a small barn for the sheep. Our Babydolls prefer a space to get out of the weather but the Shetland sheep don’t care as much. The problem is when you get 9 inches of snow and they get trapped. When they try to move it is like a ball of wool trying to slide and sink. This means someone has to get a shovel and make a path for them. We are going to have a better system for the heavy snows that are predicted for this year.
Over the years Backdoor Survival has put together some great posts on winter preparedness. For ease of navigation, I have included links to the posts I think stand out and that will help you in the months to come. I think this may be helpful since at this point, Backdoor Survival has over 1,400 articles and that can be a bit much for busy folks to search through for some seasonal information.
As Backdoor Survival publishes additional winter content, I will add the links to the list in this post. I also welcome you to comment below or email me with any winter-related topics you would like to see on our site. I am always looking for great ideas for posts that can help out anyone reading Backdoor Survival.
Wishing you a safe and great winter,