Starting tomorrow it’s supposed to warm into the fifties…

…but stay in the mid-teens at night.

I’ve retired the chickens’ waterers for now, because when they freeze getting them unfrozen is a complicated and usually messy chore.

waterers
I have some cheap stainless steel bowls I only use for chickens and -until recently – for Ghost when he visited. They’re easy to clear when they freeze solid, though that’s not a problem with Landlady’s hens because they keep knocking it over.

I have to come up with something different for T&S’s dog water bowls, which have now frozen completely solid and can’t be knocked clear without fear of shattering plastic. Hopefully things will get into the forties this afternoon and soften the ice so I can empty them.

All told, including checking on S&L’s place since they’re also traveling, I was gone about an hour and a half this time. Came back to find the Lair nice and warm, and about to become toasty because it’s baking day! I also brought the Jeep trailer back with me because Landlady’s firewood bin seems to have gone almost empty. Then I’ll leave again for afternoon rounds around 3 or 3:30. Busy day, by my standards.

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8 Responses to Starting tomorrow it’s supposed to warm into the fifties…

  1. Kentucky says:

    You’re supplying Landlady from your own woodshed . . . or will you be cutting some pallets for her?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Want to send my Patreon contribution but forgot, or can’t find, address. Thanks

  3. Joel says:

    It all comes from the same place. I’ll be filling her bin from the woodshed this time, but if the weather continues to warm and stay sunny and still I’ll cut up another 4-5 pallets just to get the stacks closer to the door. Probably there’s already more than enough for winter but there is no “too much.”

    Anon, just click on the Patreon link at the top of the sidebar. Thanks!

  4. Judy says:

    Rubber buckets/bowls was the answer for frozen water bowls for our menagerie. We got them at
    Tractor Supply/Atwoods/Orchelin’s. They would freeze solid but wouldn’t bust. We kept 2 sets, so one was thawing while the other was in use.

  5. Ben says:

    “Tractor Supply/Atwoods/Orchelin’s. They would freeze solid but wouldn’t bust. We kept 2 sets, so one was thawing while the other was in use.”

    Or 1/3 of an old car tire in some sort of improvised holder?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please check email as I am about to go to fed ex. Hope the day warms.

  7. Joel says:

    Reply sent. Thanks!

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