18 degrees this morning, and yes, the hoses are frozen. I didn't think to take the henhouse hose down last night, and am going to try to do it in a few minutes so I can at least carry water from the pump, and not the house as I did all morning!
Yes, my beloved duckies are going to have to have some dirty water today.
This is one of the smaller fortexes this morning, you can see that the water froze pretty well. I brought water to the goats first, and then carried a couple of buckets to the henyard.
The ducks began to quack as soon as they heard me. I didn't have quite a full bucket of water for them, so I dumped the ice and poured in as much as I could.
The waterers inside are frozen, too... but just around the bases.
I have one heater left... it's in the henspa, and I connected it this morning as we have another cold night coming tonight.
I have extra waterers, and I filled those this morning for the hens in the old henhouse.
The ducks have a full fortex in the pasture too, where you see the bucket in the background. The problem is, it's going to wear me out going back and forth, so I have got to get the hose loose.
I think you can just barely tell, but mist was coming up off the ponds this morning, and it was really very beautiful out in the cold.
Because of the mist and the winds the last two days, most of the birds had stayed inside... but this morning, Speedy was out, bright and early!
Delilah! Stop EATING THE THANKSGIVING WREATH!!!
I'm behind with reading everyone's blogs, and hope to get caught up this evening... forgive me. I miss knowing what's going on on all of your places!