Cold Weather Protection Begins at Ark

cold-weatherMake sure you are prepped and ready to for cold weather and potential winter freeze events with a trip to your local Ark Country Store.  We have all the supplies you need to protect your animals, your home, and of course, you and your family!

Stay ahead of the cold weather with a visit to Ark Country Store— we have everything you’ll need- plenty of hay and shavings, heat lamps & bulbs, propane, heaters, dog houses, horse blankets, pet beds and more.  Come see us for your cold-weather supplies. 

Freezing temperatures occurring early in fall or late spring are usually more damaging to plants than freezing temperatures in mid-winter. Keep your garden plants and shrubs well-protected when temperatures stay below freezing for more than a couple hours or overnight. Container plants should be moved inside or in a protected area.  Water your plants, especially container plants, before a freeze moves in to ensure plants stay hydrated.  Remember to cover up your outdoor faucets– make sure the spigot is turned off with any hoses removed.

Take the extra steps to make sure your livestock animals, family pets, and backyard birds are protected from the cold, too! Make sure they have plenty of feed and water and provide extra shavings and hay for stable animals, including your chickens. We carry stock tank de-icers to ensure animals have access to a water source during freezing weather. Cover up your horses with a new horse blanket to keep them warm in the frigid air.

If your dogs spend most of their time outdoors, make sure they have adequate shelter from rain and wind. Ark Country Store has a variety of pet shelters as well as straw bales for keeping your animals protected from cold and wet weather. For your indoor pets, we have pet beds available in every size as well as bed liners for pet crates.

We also carry a variety of heaters for keeping barns and outdoor workspaces toasty warm, too.  If planning to be outdoors (perhaps cheering on your favorite team or in a blind somewhere?), make sure you are dressed appropriately—including hands, head and feet. 

Improper clothing and prolonged exposure to wind and moisture are the primary causes of hypothermia, which can be fatal. Hypothermia can develop even when temperatures remain a few degrees below freezing— so, as mom says, “Bundle Up!” Stop in to see our selection of hunting gear to keep you warm this season.

Stay ahead of the cold weather with a visit to Ark Country Store— we have everything from plenty of hay and shavings as well as de-icers, heaters, dog houses, horse blankets, pet beds and more.  Come see us before winter sets in!

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