January 24, 2017

Preparing the Farm for a Storm

Here in the Northeast, temperatures are expected to hit 40-degrees Fahrenheit today, but with drenching rains and high winds up to 40-miles-per-hour - all from the year's first nor'easter.

Yesterday, my outdoor grounds crew worked tirelessly to prepare the farm for the storm - they secured all the building doors and windows, checked that all the animals were safely tucked away in their shelters, and made sure all the equipment was ready for any cleanup process once the storm was over. It's very important to be well-prepared for any big storm system - additional tips include: having a good supply of food and water— at least for three-days, knowing where all the flashlights are kept and making sure they are equipped with fresh batteries, keeping a battery-powered or hand-crank radio on hand for weather reports, stocking the first aid kit, and checking that all vehicles are filled with gas - a full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

Here are photos from some of the tasks we completed. Enjoy, and stay safe.