The ducks are doing fine this morning even if there heater light was on when I let them out. They took to the 25* weather fine.
The chickens were great also. The new water heater didn’t keep thing perfect at the outside temp of 9* and had some ice that quickly melted when I took it in. I was able to return it to service quickly. Now I just have to figure a way to impove the heater situation. This one is a bottom 50 watt heater.
Plan for the day will be to add some wall insulation down low and clean around the heater pan. Splitting a little wood so the fence row wood can be burned here in the Russian wood stove. We don’t burn a lot but it makes the house very comfortable and reduces the LP gas bill some. Then ofcourse it gets rid of the fence row wood without having to burn it in a pile or burying it. Preparing for the colder weather to follow will be checking on the animals living quarters. I think all is in order, but you know that is when something goes bad.
Peace and Good Fortune to ALL!