Friday, November 11, 2011

Preparing for bad weather

                    There are many things to do on the ranch before the long winter months take hold. Our roof took first place on our list of things to get done.  We have had our roof repaired once before, but it just wasn't enough to hold back the wind and blowing snow. Today we had the roof repaired for the second and finale time.(Hopefully) The repairs were postponed on Monday til today. Just in time too, we have a storm with high winds coming through tonight through Sunday.
                     Weather forecast: DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

IT WILL BE DRY AND WARM TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING TO AROUND
60 THIS AFTERNOON.  VERY STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN AND NEAR THE
FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. STRONG
WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT OVER
THE MOUNTAINS
IN THE MOUNTAINS...SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.  NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL
LATE IN THE DAY COMBINES WITH VERY STRONG WINDS.  WHILE A BRIEF LULL
IN THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...ANOTHER ROUND OF
HEAVIER SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY.

                       We have to go to town to pick up some inventory and today is the last day we can get it done. While we are out we will haul water back to the ranch and we will make whatever stops needed to keep from making unnecessary trips to town to save money. We do not have a well yet, so we keep our cistern as full as possible. We believe it holds about 1800 gallons. We use a little more than 350 gallons a week. Our water transfer tank fits in the back of the truck and holds about 350 gallons.       

Ridge cap prepping

Almost done
Hot lunch for a job well done
Filling transfer tank

1 comment:

  1. Good work! It always pays to be alert and prepared over the state of your house. Doing all the preparations necessary can be tiring, but it's worth it. Not only for the peace of mind but also for the guarantee that your roof won't get damaged during the heavy snow.

    Live Oak Construction, Inc.

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