The freezing temperatures in Ohio are not letting up. This morning, January 29th, it was -17 when I let the dogs out at 7 a.m. to use the bathroom. That means, unfortunately, my water hose is still frozen solid. I don’t have a water line in my barn or even near my barn so that means I have to hand carry about 20 gallons of water a day for the chickens, ducks, goats, and cow.
Ted bought me a wonderful electric water bucket that keeps the water from freezing in the paddock, but I still have to carry the water out to this wonderful electric bucket. Since I’m not wonder woman, that means about ten trips in and out the front door carrying gallon milk jugs full of warm water, down the porch steps, and over across the yard to the paddock fence just to get to the electric bucket.
Then it was just two more trips from the garage to the barn to take out enough hay, cracked corn, and dinner scraps from last night (as a treat for the hens).