Sand and Hay for Winter
Hay and sand have both been delivered for winter. I took this photo earlier this month before the snows set in. Now this pile, with it’s roof which is not shown, is covered by an insulating layer of snow. Keeping the sand free of frozen clumps is very important. If it gets wet and cold enough the entire pile can freeze solid like a rock. At minus 20°F the sand feels like rock and can be difficult to dig out even with the backhoe.