The weather in Deroche was so foul today that I was forced to contemplate the logistics of keeping livestock lively through the winter months. The Fraser Valley rarely sees temperatures lower than -5 degrees C, but some of the cold snaps persisted for several days last year. The outdoor piping at Farcical Farm does not lend itself to the installation of frost-free hydrants, so I need to devise some other means to keep the water flowing. Simple insulation? Heating tape? Collect rain water in large emergency reservoir? Run a very long hose to the paddock from the house? Hauling water for the goats will be easy if it becomes necessary, but I'd prefer a more practical second line of defense for the horses. Ideas anyone?
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