So, I have been scrambling to get all sorted out for winter. Haven't we all, right? Our outside hose has 2 faucets. One is hot water. I asked about what the deal was in winter. The M.O.T.H. said that it got shut off. His father & brother are the ones who did most of the work on the place, and his brother was here yesterday & told me that even the cold water hose can stay on all winter because it is actually a line from INSIDE the house and the hose has an anti-freeze mechanism that will keep the water from freezing if I leave the drain on after I am done watering ducks. The hot water will be hot all through winter to clean things, and mix into the ducks pools. I feel like I got away with something. We had a snow storm a few weeks back and I spent 4 days lugging warm water out in my industrial kitchen 15 gal. stock pot. (Four trips to fill the small pool.) Sheesh! I know what I am avoiding with this stroke of luck. Would asking Santa for a heated hose be being greedy?