Canine Hay House
You can easily provide shelter and protection for your outdoor dog during the cold season by making the canine a hay house! Giovanna McCall, who lives in the Allegheny Mountains near Hightown, Virginia, made her "Shep" a warm, snug home by stacking six bales of hay as shown above. The bales block chilly nighttime winds, and come spring they make good mulch for the garden.
Winter Road Safety
Winter weather isn't much fun at times, and it can be downright dangerous to travel in. Cindy Wells of Steamboat Springs, Colorado (a town that knows
Play in the Snow Indoors
When winter's chilling winds keep your youngsters indoors all day long, you might want to consider this tip from Lyons, Colorado reader Dennis Ras. It seems that when Dennis was a child, his mother would bring in buckets of fresh snow from the yard and dump it into the kitchen sink. He would then "play in the snow" — never leaving the warmth of his home — until the last flake melted, at which point his mom could simply pull the plug and let the water run down the drain.