Take Winter by Storm–On-Farm Emergency Preparedness

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We’ve been lucky so far; most of North America has survived the first part of winter without much in the way of major storms. But I think we all know that winter’s big push is just around the corner. Making improvements and having supplies on hand before those strong winter storms hit may help you avoid potential disasters. Use this on-farm emergency preparedness list to help you become better equipped–plus many of these tips will help your place become more chore efficient and easier to manage in general.

Winter at Sweet Pepper Ranch

Be prepared for emergencies that could affect your farm this winter

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Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and ranch riding competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well-known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approach, Blickle is an educator and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990 teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction, firewise, and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Blickle and her husband raise and train their mustangs and quarter horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho.

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  1. re: Take Winter by Storm–On-Farm Emergency Preparedness

    Winter is most likely the hardest season to prepare a horse property for.

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