February 28, 2023

Preparing for the Snow

It may be a little late in the season, but we're finally seeing some snow here at my Bedford, New York farm. We're expecting snow and rain showers throughout most of today.

Yesterday, my outdoor grounds crew, gardeners, and stable staff worked hard to prepare the farm for the storm - making sure the greenhouses were well-secured and that all the heaters were in good working order, checking that the road and catch basin stakes were in place, and readying any equipment that would be needed for the cleanup process once the storm ended. It's very important to be prepared for any storm system - big or small. One never knows what could happen. Additional tips include: knowing where all the flashlights are kept and making sure they are equipped with fresh batteries, 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 some photos.