Preparing for the Snowpocalypse

One of my barn-mates thoughtfully moved everything inside the tackroom that we we would want to see before spring.

We are in the midst of what is being described as an epic storm. Here in New England we are expecting 2-3 feet. School was canceled today before a single snowflake descended from the sky and the Governor banned driving after 4 p.m.

So far we have only 3-4 inches of snow on the ground (the driving ban seemed a bit extreme), but who knows what we’ll wake up to in the morning.

Storm prep at the barn consisted of:

  • Moving all things inside that we want to see again before spring.
  • Filling the water tank in case the pump freezes again or we lose power.
  • Putting water in reserve in case the pump isn’t working (I filled up 5 6-gallon containers)
  • Double blanketing the horses (mostly to keep them dry, not warm)
  • Water in reserve
    30 gallons of water put aside in the tack room

    And putting out a lot of hay (since I’m not sure what time I’ll be able to get there in the morning)

Now we just have to cross our fingers that we don’t lose power. The last time it took 36 hours before we got it back and that felt like a very long time.

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