With the recent dip in temperatures and heavy downpours, we realize that we can’t hold onto to summer anymore and that it’s high time we gear up to winterize the Urban Homestead. Justin has been putting the hives to bed, making sure the bees are snug as a bug. Jordanne has been unpacking the cotton canvas to prevent the winds and rains from soaking the animal compound (Blackberry and Fairlight are much obliged). Dad has been unpacking the row covers and putting them over most of the raised beds as temps have been getting rather nippy.
The last open window in the house was closed and the wood stove cleaned. I know, pretty pathetic “winterizing” compared to those of you who are East of us where winter is a more serious threat to man and beast.
This year, there are plans to winterize the Front Porch Farm Stand to keep our customers a bit warmer when the weather’s cold & rainy. I looked into clear plastic (sorry, I hate that word) coverings that restaurants use to winterize their outdoor dining. Boy, those things are pricey! Opting for cheaper way, going to use clear shower curtains, so will see how that goes. At least, that will keep the wind and rain out while letting natural light in.
How are you getting ready for winter?
Stock up on winter supplies from our homestead to yours….