When it’s cold outside, you might feel tempted to hibernate until warm weather resurfaces. However, it’s best to pull on your favorite winter clothing and head outside, especially when Georgia winters are mild. Use your afternoons and weekends for these backyard activities that won’t be complicated by the cold weather.
Get That Yard Work Done
Take advantage of chilly temperatures by digging into some of the big, backyard projects you’ve plan to complete someday. Rake the leaves, repair the fence, and prune those bushes that have grown out of control. It will be more pleasant to do yard work when the humidity is down in the winter.
You’re also going to want to take some time to protect some of your more delicate plantings. Purchase burlap and cold frames to ensure that the cold weather won’t cause lasting damage to the foliage. In a worst case scenario, the frigid weather could even kill the more vulnerable flora. Secure your protective materials with stakes in case strong winds blow through your neighborhood. If you’re using a cold frame, take care to ensure that it has adequate ventilation so that your plants don’t get burned when temperatures rise in the afternoon.
Have Some Fun
After doing your yard work, bring the family outside for some cold weather fun. Try one or more of the following ideas to make some fantastic winter memories with your loved ones.
Set up a croquet or miniature golf course, then challenge your family to a game. You can make the stakes a little higher by placing bets on each hole or wicket. Have the person who loses the bet do a funny dance, recite a song, or some other sufficiently embarrassing task.
Keep your blood flowing and your core temperature up with a game of tag or touch football. Play boys against girls or whatever grouping splits you all up relatively evenly. If you have a dog, let your four-legged family member get in on the action by throwing his or her favorite toy. Your canine companion could probably use the exercise to bust through cabin fever, too.
After you do your work and play hard, head inside to warm up with a round of hot chocolate. Make it even better by mixing in broken peppermint candy, chocolate bark, or marshmallows.
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