[Market-farming] Winter, water, outside cats

bart barthodges at charter.net
Sun Oct 10 07:18:28 EDT 2004


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joan Vibert" <joan at windwalker-farm.com>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Winter, water, outside cats


> Tom - we have about 30 outdoor cats and their water can freeze here in
> Kansas fairly regularly.  We often use a large black rubber water tub that
> we get at the farm store.  It absorbs the heat from the sun and the water
> stays warmer on cold days - plus we keep it in a reflective position near
> the house where it gets as many of the sun rays as possible.  If in fact 
> it
> does freeze I merely turn it over and step on it to remove the frozen 
> water
> and refill.  Sometimes I end up filling it twice in a day.  Also use 
> shallow
> ones for the chickens.
>
> Joan
> Windwalker Farm
> Ottawa, Kansas
>
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