Looking at National Weather Service maps, I see that, for many of you, winter isn’t just coming. This week it arrives!
Another shot of cold air arrives across the Northern Plains Sunday. After diving into the southern Plains Monday, it moves east Tuesday into Wednesday.
Temperatures will average 15 to 25 degrees below normal over much of the central and eastern US early next week. pic.twitter.com/UQ8Kepg4GC
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) November 7, 2019
I’m sure many of you have been working hard to get your pastures and livestock ready for this week of record-setting low temperatures. I’m now imagining your animals safe and fed, and you inside with a hot beverage. And, even though you’re inside, there’s plenty you can do to improve your operation for this coming grazing season, starting with checking out the On Pasture shop for books by our authors.
We’ve got Greg Judy, Forrest Pritchard and Rebecca Thistlethwaite (both excellent choices for new/beginning farmers and ranchers), Jim Gerrish books and grazing schools, and much more. Plus, when you purchase from Amazon using one of our links, a small percentage of your purchase goes to support On Pasture bringing you more great information. (If you’d like to help On Pasture with your farm/ranch book purchases, do let us know about books you think the On Pasture community would benefit from, so we can add them to our shop.)
Tell Us What You’d Like to Read and We’ll Write the Book!
With over 2,300 articles in the On Pasture library, we’re exploring ways to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need. One option is to gather articles on a topic and turn them into books that you can download digitally or order in hard-copy. Then, when it’s snowy and cold, you can cozy up with everything you need to know to set up a grazing plan, or the best options for fencing and water, or maybe the nuts and bolts of business planning for an operation on leased land. There are all kinds of possibilities. So – if you have some ideas for what would be most helpful to you and your community, tell me so I can get to work on it!
Meanwhile be safe and warm this week. You’re an important part of the On Pasture Community!
Thanks for reading!