Where I live in Iowa, we just survived our first big storm of the winter. (Which is a good thing because we were dry all summer and we’ve actually set a record locally for the longest time between snowstorms.) It got me thinking of Pa moving the family into town, laying in food stuffs, and starting to move haystacks into town. What do you do?
Until a few years ago we laid in firewood and made sure the kerosene lights were full, but we have a generator now so that’s not so important. Laying in extra food for us and the animals so if we’re snowed in we’re fine and if we’re not at least we don’t have to carry in so much during the winter was already completed. So now we mostly make sure there is a shovel and grit in the house and pick up anything important (like buckets and feed pans) that might otherwise be covered by snow or blown away in a blizzard wind. I’ve also got to get out the snazzy new pair of snowboots that I bought this fall. How about you? How are preparing winter’s arrival where you live?
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, Vice-President and Membership Chair