So, I guess I shouldn’t have been so proud of my nice warm island temperatures here in southern B.C. Yesterday a cold front hit. It dropped from +8 Celsius to -5 during the day with nasty winds. Nothing like what I know many are up against, so far no frostbite (knocking on wood!) and my tractors haven’t tried to fly away too awfully. My problem is water, or ice to be more exact! I’m using gallon bell waterers and they froze up quick while I was doing my cattle chores, and I was out most of the day with chores. Got back and when I went to put up the chickens it was solid, and they had basically not touched their feed! As it was already darkening and they were up on their roosts I put their feeders in with them and brought the water in overnight. I have no electricity. I’m boondocking in a summer trailer (also frozen solid!) and I can’t dig a hole and fill it with compost (no active compost). I don’t have reuseable hand warmers. Open to any ideas on keeping their water liquid... I’m now using deep square ziplock containers and running out every two hours to refresh it with boiled water. I thought about heating rocks in the oven and dropping them in, but I only have plastic containers and worry about melting them by mistake. Next winter there will be more permanent housing for everyone, myself included, and these cold temps aren’t our norm and will pass in a few days. So any thoughts on temporary fixes? Thanks!