Dandy models the winter horse blankets
With the uncertainty surrounding the severity of the upcoming winter, we are busy making preparations. From heated water bowls and water tank heaters to insulation and horse blankets, we are making our lists and gradually checking them off as we get them done. We have purchased fifty 800 pound bales of hay and stored them in the hay barn for winter feeding. We also put up two hundred 60 pound bales of hay in the hay lofts. There is hay everywhere!
Next we will be filling twenty 5 gallon covered buckets with waater for emergency use during the winter months. Even if the hoses freeze, the horses need to drink. We have found that this is the best way for us to have access to water for the horses, dogs, chickens, cats, and goats. They are stored in the workshop which is heated to keep our barn cats toasty, warm, and happy! The goat, by the way, also walks through the dog door to hang out in the workshop! Lazy goat.
All in all, I think we are on the right track. We are stocked up with winter gloves and thermal socks as well! What we would like to ask you for is help with the grain and supplements to provide for the horses during the winter. These represent a good amount of our food budget and must purchase them on an ongoing basis. Please consider a donation to help cover the cost of grain. You may even wish to contact us in order to sponsor an animal for the winter.
We hope you have a wonderful fall and winter season.