3 Must Have Homestead Supplies for Winter

It’s November in Nebraska, which means you don’t know what the weather is going to do!

 

Last week we had snow and temps in the teens and this week we’re in the mid 70’s.

 

Some years on Thanksgiving I’ve been in snowstorms, and other years we’ve played outside in warm, sunny weather.

 

So you just don’t know, but either way, we are preparing for winter and buying some much needed homestead supplies for the animals.

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Here's what I'm buying and why...

A heated base for our chickens’ water.

I bought a new waterer this summer for the chickens. I still haven’t found something I really like, but this waterer has been great! It’s the best one I’ve found.

They sell a heated base to go with it, so we’re going to try that. We haven’t had much luck in the past with heated bases, but this waterer is so good, I’m hoping the heated base will be good, too.

I’ll keep you posted!

A water heater for Ebony, our buck.

For our large animals, we usually keep these types of heaters in their water, but our buck is new. So we need another heater for him. I love these things and it definitely beats having to break the ice on the water every morning!

A radiant heater for chickens.

I bought one of these a couple of years ago and they are wonderful!

It works very well and the chickens love it. They huddle together by the heater and I feel happy that they have that option.

We had a hen go broody this fall and hatched some chicks. They are in a separate area with a shelter that’s not as winter-proof as we would like, so we’re going to buy them one of these heaters.

That’s it for our new homestead supplies!

 

Pretty simple this month and straight forward!

 

If you would like to keep seeing posts like this, let me know! I like it because I can get ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of. I also like seeing what others are doing.

 

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