Thanks to no snow and really no rain to speak of we are still having to have water delivered here. We have two huge water tanks to make sure there is plenty of water for us and the herd. Frank, the water delivery guy was telling me this morning that all of the water hoses and the pump on the truck were frozen this morning.
As we were standing there chit chatting while the water was being pumped into the above ground tank we noticed that one end of his hose was starting to freeze up! And that was with water being pumped through it!!! Now you know that it is cold when you can actually stand there and watch it happen.
Before Joe, the farrier and Frank the water guy showed up I had to break the ice in the water troughs. The pile of ice on the right is from two days ago. The pile in front is from yesterday. Today's pile of ice is now on the left ( sorry didn't take a pic of that).
I bought a de-icer for one of the water troughs. Wanted to make sure there was going to be water available through the night for the donkeys and goats. I have never used a de-icer before, but I can say, "Man that thing works great!". No ice at all.