Yesterday was one of those days we worked from mid-morning until dark, accomplished a lot in the big scheme of things but ended the day overly tired and muscles aching. When the weather dips below freezing it adds to our chores. When the weather dips below 0 it really adds to our chores. All water outside freezes. And it doesn't thaw. Two times yesterday we had to haul water from the house to the barns. That is our day yesterday and we did this twice - 4 - 2 liter bottles for rabbit pens 25 gallons of water for the goats 20 gallons of water for the sheep 20 gallons of water for the pigs 5 gallons of water for ducks 5 gallons of water for geese 5 gallons of water for turkeys 5 - 5 gallon waterers for chickens 5 - 1 gallon waterers for chickens Everyone needed twice the hay for the calories. Then we hauled bedding for the geese, ducks and pigs. We had to make a feed run in the middle of the day. I was sooooo tempted to buy several water heaters for the chicken barn. But I didn't. The temps are predicted to climb up to 40 today. We'll carry water at least once today. Thank heavens the deep freeze was short lived. If the thought of ending up homeless from a hurricane didn't terrify me to death I think I would move to south Florida.