LEARN heat tip: freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in horse's water tanks to keep drinking water cool.

LEARN heat tip: freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in horse's water tanks to keep drinking water cool.

:: Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean :: While it is always good homesteading practice to regularly clean troughs and waterers out, there are many approaches to decreasing the amount of debris in a watering system (thus slowing the rate at which algae grows) as well as keeping the algae causing bacteria at … … Continue reading →

Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean

:: Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean :: While it is always good homesteading practice to regularly clean troughs and waterers out, there are many approaches to decreasing the amount of debris in a watering system (thus slowing the rate at which algae grows) as well as keeping the algae causing bacteria at … … Continue reading →

DIY insulated water trough

How To Keep Livestock Water From Freezing - Homesteading and Livestock

Love this horses bobbing for apples.  Will help with bordom because it will keep them busy for hours.

Love this horses bobbing for apples. Will help with bordom because it will keep them busy for hours.

Designed as a feeder, but would it not be great as a raised bed? Take that, gophers!

Designed as a feeder, but would it not be great as a raised bed? Take that, gophers!

To avoid completely full, frozen water troughs and ensure that there is always access to open water (which is hugely important for horses any time of the year) simply fill a jug half full of salt water. It will always float and never freeze. Horses quickly catch on to pushing down this "bobber" to access open water. How simple is that?! We love it!

To avoid completely full, frozen water troughs and ensure that there is always access to open water (which is hugely important for horses any time of the year) simply fill a jug half full of salt water. It will always float and never freeze. Horses quickly catch on to pushing down this "bobber" to access open water. How simple is that?! We love it!

the-choch-5      Link to the video before the home was furnished:  http://tinyhouselistings.com/the-choch-tiny-house-video-tour/

the-choch-5 Link to the video before the home was furnished: http://tinyhouselistings.com/the-choch-tiny-house-video-tour/

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