Do you own a farm? Winter is coming, which means you have quite a few things you need to do to prepare for winter, and a wise farmer will get started early. No matter what kind of farm you run, our pole barn builders in Missouri have put together a list of 5 ways to prepare a farm for winter.
- Prepare the Soil
Providing your soil with the proper nutrients before winter is crucial for a prosperous land once spring comes. Before the first snowfall, make sure you nourish your soil with fertilizer and compost. Doing this before winter will allow the fertilizers to slowly break down over the next few months and provide you with a beautiful land in the spring.
- Store Tools and Equipment
Any tools and equipment that you do not plan on using in the winter should be stored properly. A pole building is a perfect space to store this stuff. This will let you make room for your winter machinery and ensure your other tools don’t get buried in the snow. This is also a great time to get rid of any tools and machines you no longer use and/or are in bad condition.
- Prepare Your Animals Living Space
Your farm animals deserve a nice, warm pole building to live in during the frigid winter months. This fall, we recommend deep cleaning your barn; fixing any broken fences, stalls, waterers, and feeders; stocking up on animal feed; installing heaters; and addressing any other problems your barn may be facing.
- Deep Clean Your Barn
You likely spend a lot more time inside your barn than you do outside of it during the winter. Deep cleaning your barn in the fall will help you get the most use out of your space and have a clean dwelling for you and your animals in the winter.
- Stock Up
Make sure you’re well equipped and stocked with the necessary supplies to get you through the winter. This includes ensuring you have plenty of feed for your livestock, have enough blankets for your horses, and winter clothing for you to handle winter chores comfortably and safely.
Obviously, how you prepare and how much you need to prepare for winter will depend on what kind of farm you run. We hope this short article compiled by our pole barn builders helps you get a general idea of what you should be doing this fall.
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