February 7, 2023

Preparing for the Bitter Cold at the Farm

Here in the Northeast, temperatures are expected to hit 40-degrees Fahrenheit today, with even warmer, spring-like weather at the end of the week - very different from the below-freezing conditions and strong winds we had here just a few days ago.

It's very important to be well-prepared for any storm or drastic change in weather. Before the freezing cold last week, my outdoor grounds crew, gardeners, and stable staff worked hard to ensure everything was safe and secure. They checked that every greenhouse was well-insulated and equipped with portable heaters. They checked all the bird enclosures, making sure adequate heat spaces were accessible to all our chickens and fowl. They also made sure all the animal water systems were in good order and that my horses got a little extra hay in their feeders. Fortunately, the cold snap only lasted two days - it was back to unusually mild winter weather by the end of the weekend.

Enjoy these photos.