Ready for the Storm

The prediction is for a “possibly historic” snow storm in our neck of the woods, with snow measured in feet and high winds as well, starting tomorrow. We have spent much of this week preparing — getting hay in for the goats, filling holes where our dog Bersheba digs out (so as to make sure she is here tomorrow when she and Suddy will get locked into the southern portico of the goat shed with plenty of food), removing the last of the construction debris around the house, etc. Here are the fruits of our labor:

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Plenty of wood in for the living room wood stove.


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Plenty of wood in for the kitchen wood stove.


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A reserve cart of wood and our tractor-PTO-driven generator on the front porch (I will get them covered tomorrow morning before the storm starts).


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We ran out of time and energy to get all our latest load of wood stacked, so it will be buried under snow for a while.


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New for us this winter, I have the tractor parked on the new addition entrance ramp so I can just hop on and start snow removal, no hand-digging my way to the garage!


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Having the tractor (and a lot of my shop tools that are now in my new shop in the addition) out of the garage mean we are able to get the Mini Cooper under cover.


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My new shop, on the other hand, needs some TLC! Note, though, that I put most of the big stuff on dollies to make it easier to rearrange.

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