“I did quit my regular job to farm and to sell the goat milk, soaps, and lotions. That kind of took over faster than I expected. So, every day I’m out here at the farm and I’m doing what I love, making products from our farm and selling to the community,” said Shamrock Creek Farm owner Patty McMahon. Patty isn’t the only one needing to stay warm. She makes sure her goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits stay warm too. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — Whether it’s the family business or a passion, local farmers work hard to provide for themselves, their families, and the community. Shamrock Creek Farm was built on that passion for farming. No matter the weather, local farmers know to stay prepared and be ready to work in just about any condition. “Ventilation is good, but drafts are bad. So you have to make sure that your structures aren’t drafty. The animals need clean, fresh straw to bed down in. The key also is to have warm water,” said McMahon. “Dressing in layers is a key. Having limited skin exposure during the really cold temperatures. I suggest Carhartts, good hat, wool gloves,” said McMahon. Outside of the growing season, farmers are still hard at work, even when it gets cold. The routine around the farm may stay the same, but extra preparation is needed for the elements. “Being a farmer in Upstate New York you have to embrace all kinds of weather, especially anything that Mother Nature is going to throw at you. You still have a job to do and regardless warm or cold we’re still out here,” said McMahon.