Ways to Winterize Your Homestead

By Staff
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As the blustery north winds begin to pick up, make sure you and your homestead are prepared. With some help from this collection of articles, you can winterize your home and make sure all your bases are covered (just not with snow).

Wood stove safety is a must if you are planning to heat with wood. Our articles on wood stove maintenance will keep you safely burning the midnight fires. Even if you won’t be burning wood, you can make sure you’re saving on heating bills. The furnace, insulation, weather stripping and plumbing are all things to check before packing it in for the season. Other quick ideas for saving energy will keep you toasty when the blizzards roll in.

Don’t want frozen veggies in the garden? Check out our articles on winterizing your plants as well as planting cover crops and maintaining a winter garden. There’s also an article on getting your tools winter ready, along with winterizing your tractor and lawn mower so you and your engine aren’t stalling out come springtime.

When the days are short and you’re cooped up inside, make sure your sanity stays intact and read “Get Ready for a Great Year Outdoors.” Here, you’ll find ideas on how not to go stir-crazy and how to keep away the cabin-fever blues. Winter isn’t just for catching up on all your reading: It’s also a great time to get out and discover the wonders of winter in your area.

Home

Getting Ready for Winter on the Farm

November/December 1976

Tidbits from MOTHER EARTH NEWS: Prepare for Winter

November/December 1976

How to Use Wood Stoves (And Use Them Safely)

November/December 1977

Sustained Low Oxygen Levels Can Induce Hypoxemia and Cabin Fever

January/February 1979

Wood Stove Safety

January/February 1980

A Guide to Winterizing Your Home in the Country

September/October 1989

Home and Garden Winter Preparation Checklist

September/October 1990

Energy Saving Guide for Winter Quiz

October/November 1991

Quick Checks for an Efficient, Winterized Heating System

October/November 1991

Save Energy with Winter Window Treatments

November /December 2007

Get Ready for a Great Year Outdoors

December 2008/January 2009

Eight Emergency Power Options

February/March 2009

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

September 2011

Garden

Winterizing Plants

November/December 1978

Preparing the Winter Garden

September/October 1988

How to Winterize Your Garden Tools

October/November 2007

Shop

Prepare Your Mower for Winter
November 2007

Winterizing Your Tractor

November 2010