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No let up in the winter weather for February

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There's another wave of winter weather heading into the Southeast as we speak, as Firsthand Weather announced on their Facebook page just an hour ago. So far this season, their predictions have been very accurate and this is causing many to watch their page for updates.

The ten day forecast on The Weather Channel for the Trenton, GA area is predicting light snowy precipitation and lows rarely above freezing, though daytime highs are enough to allow for some thawing of hoses - always a huge bonus for homesteaders who otherwise have to carry water to animals.

Make life easier by disconnecting hoses at night and allowing them to drain to prevent them freezing solid. If it's possible to roll them up and drag them into the garage or porch for the night, you'll minimize the chances of splitting should some water remain.

Remember to either use one of the specialist faucet insulators that can be purchased from Home Depot, or at a push, you can wrap in a towel and trash bag.

Animals need protection from the wind and rain, so be sure to offer livestock some kind of shelter, no matter how temporary has to be. Horses, goats and cows will all appreciate hay to munch on while it is cold, as it will be digested slowly, keeping them warm through the night. Chickens will benefit from an evening meal of cracked corn, another slow digesting food, which will help them stay warm until morning.

Katy Light has a 44 acre homestead in North GA, where she raises goats, bunnies and chickens. Find her blog at www.poppycreekfarm.com. She can be reached at katy@poppycreekfarm.com.

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