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Get Ready for Winter

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CapricornFarm, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Not at all

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  2. Completely ready

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  3. 50% ready

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  4. 25% ready

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  5. I don't have winter where i am

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  1. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    Are you ready? I am not. Lets talk about what needs doing before winter has us all in her icy grip!
    Usual BYC rules apply. Play nice or go home.
    Depending on where you live, you might need
    * Snow Shovel
    * Bag of coarse salt
    * Winter Jacket
    * Snow Boots
    *Oil , Gas, Wood or some way to heat your house
    *Extra groceries in case you can't get out to buy some.
    *You can help add to the list!
     
  2. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    What jobs need doing at your place to get ready? Tomorrow i am putting up tarps and putting the roof up on my hoop coop. I also need to build a cold frame or 3, plant bushes, plant bulbs for spring and gather kindling. 20171026_165741.jpg
    This is the hoop coop i am working on for some of my birds.
     
  3. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    So everyone is all ready for winter?:lau
     
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Songster 5 Years

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    Got the run covered. Got the heated waterers cleaned, filled and plugged in. Got the large feeders filled and put out. I think I'm ready. Better be ready as we're expecting night temps to be 7 degrees in a few days.
     
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  5. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    I bet you get lots of snow there! Is that a Polish in your avatar? I have 12 of them! Love those chickens!
    Not as much snow here in Virginia. I think i am in denial as i am used to FL winters. Hoping it won't freeze for a while yet. Want to hang onto my garden for a bit.
     
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  6. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    20171028_154744.jpg Worked more on the coop today. I need to finish asap. 20171028_154713.jpg
    Did you know that if you attach tarps with bungee cords they are less likely to rip?
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Not at all ready. Been an extremely warm fall here but snow's in the forecast and I still have a coop roof to get installed. Been working my tail off on weekends.
     
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  8. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Ready for fall. Premium Member

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    Wow, got pictures? I am working way too hard for an old retired lady whose husband fell out of a tree. Almost glad it is raining today. Now i can relax and do housework instead!:lau
     
  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Floor is in, just have to make doors and I could move birds in if needed. I'd have to shovel the hay loft out, though, or it'd collapse. Can we say PAIN IN THE REAR?
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Garden's been dead for a while here, so at least I don't need to worry about that.
     

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