We returned home after dark, in the deep cold. We quickly unloaded the car, and Tim and Rachel put blankets on the horses and gave them their evening feed.
Both of these photos were taken several Novembers' ago. They weren't blanketed yet, but this year they now are!
Here is a brief list -
1. Put the light in the chicken coop. We use a timer and it comes on during the coldest portion of the night.
2. Put the heater in the horse trough. This keeps the water from freezing and refreezing.
3. Restock the horse grain and chicken feed. Even though they all range around eating in the pasture and for the chickens, all around the property, they need extra feed at this time of year.
All of the regular care for these animals as well as our dog and cat continue as usual. We just need to do a few extras during the winter.
Do you have animals that live outside of your house? What kinds of care do they get for winter where you live?