5 Home Projects to Do Before Winter

| 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

Bobbi Peterson 

The days are growing shorter and the nights colder. You’ve harvested most of your fall garden and stocked up on feed for the animals. Heavy wool blankets air out on the line, and your family’s winter boots stand in the front hall alongside a drawer full of insulated work gloves.

When the ground freezes and your plants go into dormancy, it’s the perfect time to catch up on home and property repairs. Here are five projects that not only will prepare you for winter’s cold months, but also the busy spring to come.

1. Heat It Up

Now is the time for annual service to your home heating system. If you have a furnace or boiler, make sure they are inspected and checked. Clean your chimney and stock up on all fuels necessary to maintain steady heat, including backup generation.

2. Up on Top

12/9/2017 7:51:17 AM

Bobbi, December for me is always a time of holiday seasonal activities. After the new year the focus turns to inside projects, planning for seed starts, and general cleanup of living areas. This is all interspersed with soup making, snow shoveling, and, oh yeah, tobogganing down the best school yard hill in the city. It's about time to wax up the toboggan for that first snow of the year. I love the four seasons. Every one has things to enjoy, don't you think? Have a great home project day. Nebraska Dave