Tips to ponder before and after relocating, from a couple who've done it.
When well prepared for winter, you're free to enjoy normal thrills that accompany the season.
Although a winter scene can be beautiful, failure to plan ahead can cause you a misery unlike any other season of the year; especially without cold country experience.
Thinsulate, Gortex, felt, wool, fleece, goose down and other materials all offer advantages and disadvantages to warding off the cold air and moisture. Read the labels on garments for their appropriate use.
Livestock will burn more calories during winter trying to stay warm, so increasing feed is a good idea, no matter the animal. Grazing out of the wind also helps.
If you moved a horse from a warm climate, you will need to take extra precautions with stabling, feed and water, and use winter warming blankets.