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A neighbor who is clearing some land brought us these logs of future firewood.

Congratulations! You Made it Halfway through Winter

We're halfway through winter, but anything can happen weather wise, especially in February. Don't let warm weather get your hopes up
A chicken dares to come out of the coop despite the snow.

Cold and Hazardous Conditions on the Homestead

Despite bone-chilling cold, dangerous driveways and roads, and days of snow, we successfully survived the blast of winter weather.
In the snow, everything looks black and white.

The Arctic Blast Arrives

Snow and bitter cold make homestead chores more difficult, but the chickens seem to tolerate it OK as long as they get food and water.
A mountain snowstorm

Prepping for the Big Chill

Are you prepped for a polar vortex and all the challenges it can bring? Your best bet is to stay home and ensure you have a backup heat source.
Our dog in the snow

Winter Weather Strikes, With More Expected on Friday

A winter storm swept up the East Coast, bringing everything from flooding to tornadoes to blizzard-like conditions. Another storm is expected Friday.
A cold, snowy city street.

Harsh Weather Coming to Eastern U.S.

Heavy rain will start in the South and turn to snow as it heads north over the next few days. Be prepared.
Chevy pickup truck in the snow

The Challenges of Bugging out in Winter

Your bugout plans may be perfect nine months of the year, but have you ever considered what a winter storm will do to them? Time to inter-proof your plans.
Heavy snow

25 Atmospheric Rivers Cause up to $7 Billion in Damage in...

California got hit this winter with excessive snow and rain this winter. It may have cured the drought, but it caused its own share of problems.
A hive full of bees in mid-February

My Bees Make an Early Winter Comeback

Our bees are off to a strong start thanks to warm weather. That could be good or it could be bad, but it definitely requires management.
Snow covered cars

The United States of the Unprepared

The vast majority of Americans are unprepared, making them easy victims for natural or man-made disasters. Will they learn from this recent blizzard?