It’s winter here and frozen pipes happen some years. I remember a couple years ago when the apartment building we lived in had no heat for about two weeks.. #somelandlordsareabovethecodes
We had no heat or running water provided (was supposed to be included in rent) because proper measures hadn’t been taken to provide for us. . it was really bad .. we survived!! Then moved 🏡
So, here we are now.. in our own trailer.. with frozen pipes..
We have thirsty chickens 🐓🐔
We have to have hot water for the girls.🐓 The new watering system we have is super simple. It’s a clear plastic bin.. we can easily fill, monitor clarity and clean it!! Today it simply needed a few gallons of hot water poured in to thaw it out.
So Matt headed out to clear our steps and walk/gather frozen fluffy water!!
I ran all that white fluff through the coffee maker… Soon the chickens had warm water to sip. Matt even refilled their food and gathered fresh eggs (we’re at 3/day).
So, a 1 gallon bucket of snow equals a 1/2 gallon of water. It is a bit of work to do this.. and best to not shovel the street (debris, oil, antifreeze, ect) but it’s definitely doable and easy. Just a bit time consuming.
Pipes frozen? Go shovel the yard and make some coffee!! ☕