"The bottles of water in the unheated mudroom stayed liquid until the outside temperature reached about 3°, much lower than I expected, and even then they did not freeze solid. The bottles that were stored in boxes fared even better. One night I left a 2-liter bottle of water in the barn, set inside a plastic coffee can; it too did not freeze even though others did."
"Water in metal buckets freezes first, then the plastic buckets, then the black rubber buckets. Where possible, our water troughs and buckets are in the sun so that the solar heat will thaw them more quickly."
"Move the sledge hammer to a protected (so that it won't freeze to the ground) but accessible place; use to break ice on the water troughs."
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