Eddard Stark said that winter is coming and he wasn’t wrong. The thing is, unlike Game of Thrones, winter is a yearly occasion for us. That means that you need to prepare for it every year. There is a high potential for freezing temperatures and conditions, snow, and hail. If you are working on a farm, you need to be readier than most.
Bracing yourself, your livestock and your crops is the best thing that you can do. Whether you raise another butler building or you start looking at the critical chores, you need to prepare. Below, we’ve got some of the best tips that you need to get ready for winter on the farm.
Make sure that your animals have shelter
You need to ensure that you look after the animals that you have in your keep, and that leads us to tell you that reinforcing your sheds against heavy winds and rains as well as making sure that access to feed is easy, is important.
You need to make sure that grain and food don’t get wet and therefore destroyed. Otherwise, your animals will be the ones suffering through the winter.
Address the needs of your farm animals
Beyond feeding, you need to fix fences and build any waterers. This is so that your animals are looked after when the cold weather hits. This is the time to clean our shelters and do the heavy lifting now.
If you are living somewhere that is used to snow, then you’ll be aware of the effects of the cold weather.
Sort out storage for all of your machinery and tools
Winter is not easy on a farm. All investments in your equipment need protection. You don’t want to invest in anything to make your farm run and then not adequately protect it when it comes down to it.
You need to make sure you have room for the machinery. It is not good for your equipment to be left out and vulnerable to the elements. This ensures that they’re ready for planting season.
Get the ground ready
If you want to make sure that winter doesn’t ruin your farm, then you need to prepare the soil and get the ground ready.
Preparing your soil now ensures better growth in the future, too. Look at the local forecasts and ensure that you are able to look after the ground properly.
Deep clean the farm in general
Cleaning out all of the larger structures and the barns, you’ll be able to feel prepared as the weather changes. You could ask an outside eye to give the barns a proper inspection and be mindful of the floors for old sawdust or wood chips.
Preparing your farm as early as possible is the smartest thing to do if you are looking to keep your income going when the weather changes. With these tips, you can help yourself!