Are You Prepared For Disaster On Your Homestead?

| 11/1/2015 7:25:00 PM

Tags: preparedness, storms, natural disasters, Amy Fewell, Virginia,

Beautiful Valley Homestead 

We can never base our lives off of the "what-ifs," but when the threat of the "what-ifs" become a reality, you should never be caught off guard, especially on your homestead with animals that depend on you for their care.

Preparing for disaster isn't something I thought I would have to do when my husband and I first got married. Farm animals weren't even something we saw in our future, as we laid peacefully in our small one-bedroom town apartment. Now, living out here, it's something that we have to think about. We have livestock that depend on us, a child that depends on us, a river in the back, and a basement that could flood at any moment.

Prepare Your Household

Before all other things, you need to make sure that your family and household are in order. Animals and barns are replaceable, the people you love are not. Your family should have a routine. Who does what when threats of storms and natural disasters loom? Each person should have a job that they know how to do and do it well. Yes, this might mean you have to practice, but it's well worth it.

If you have small children, this might be even more of a job for you. You are solely responsible for the safety and well being of those little ones.

Make sure you have the following things on hand at all times in case a disaster takes you off guard:

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