Friday, November 15, 2013

Brrrr! Water Problems.

Its getting cold here.  I have to start hauling buckets of hot water to make sure the critters all stay hydrated.  I bring the big buckets into the house and fill them with the hottest water I can while I do other little chores.  A wagon works well for hauling the buckets while the snow is low, but I switch over to hauling it on a plastic sled when the snow starts to accumulate (and it will accumulate!).  

The chickens and ducks have their water, in the metal waterer that freezes easily, emptied at night and refilled in the morning.  When the temperatures drop to consistently below freezing, the water gets moved inside the coop where the temperature stays warmer. 

The turkeys get their plastic waterer filled morning and evening (I have to pour hot water over the waterer to thaw it out!)

The piggies get their water filled every morning and evening (after I break the ice out.)

Dogs and cats have their water inside - no problems!

Oh, the little things are so much more difficult in the winter!

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” 
― Carl Reiner


  1. Hi Sharon!
    About the dry bread dough, sometimes my dough varies even from batch to batch on the same day. Feel free (always) to add extra milk if it seems dry or a little extra flour if it seems too wet. There are so many variables including the brand of flour, how you measure your flour and even the humidity where you live. I hope this helps some

  2. Love that quote! I'm glad we don't have to do too much hot water hauling here, maybe three times a year...

  3. Thanks Candy for the bread advice. We haul water from November until April!