I’m still suffering (truly) from more snowfall here. This is turning into pure hell. Last night’s snowfall was wet, heavy and cold. I’m only mentioning this because it’s keeping me away and outside and I’m not blogging much. When I come in, I’m exhausted.
But boy oh boy, am I learning a few things. I like my chickens and rabbits far enough away from the house that I don’t have to smell them in the summer time, but plowing through 4 ft of snow by hand over and over again is becoming excruciating. I’m half-ready to move in with my chickens or vice versa. That’s how people used to do it, sharing warmth, food, water and feces I suppose. Yech!
The other thing I’ve learned is cover as much walkways as you can and keep your outbuildings close by. Even my firewood pile is a serious task of digging out right now.
I’ve got quite a few square feet of roof here by my standards and it’s proving to be a big challenge to keep them lightly weighted. My thoughts for future home: steep roofs (on everything), small foot print, underground storage including tunnels, covered walkways, slave labor and plenty of food!