Dip In - Water Bowl Woes
Time & Location
About the event
99% of the time, our water bowl woes are during a spell of -647 degree temperature with a 50k wind in January. Also, its usually night, just before bed that your bowl finally decides to kick it. It’s the time of year that horses who are accustomed to being watered in winter, can go downhill quickly when they don’t have free access to it.
We will cover quick hacks on minor freezing issues, how to diagnose whether the valve or the pipe is frozen, tips and tricks to fix and repair both of those. What to have on hand for replacement parts, and most importantly how to prepare to fix a water bowl… because once you start digging in there – it’s a very real possibility that you’re going to snap off something in the cold and for every ounce you’re not prepared – expect pounds, and litres, and gallons… of water… then ice… everywhere.
We will also share prevention tips, how to tell with 97% accuracy when and if your water bowl will freeze within 48 hours. When do we touch it, when do we not fix what’s not broken – yet. In the inevitable event you at some point have to hand water for a week waiting for the weather to break, we will also talk about what supplies to have on hand to make watering a herd tolerable (think… perspective, and frame of mind of our ancestors hand watering livestock…. Ahhh a nice place to visit – but we don’t wanna live there.), and preparing for this BEFORE winter hits.
Whatever you want, and an imagination of it being -40 and you’re soaked to the bone anyway.
The Farm Girling Series –
This series is intended to educate and empower all those badass cowgirls out there to some of the essential skills to farm-living. I learned most all of these skills the hard way – by myself and in the middle of an emergency situation. These quick evening tutorials are perfect for those gals who:
- Farm sit for acreage owners
- Want to live on an acreage one day
- Live on an acreage and haven’t had one of these issues plaque you – YET!
Everything is always easier with two people or help, but undoubtedly everyone who lives on a farm will be alone on the ranch one time or another, so our focus is on how to repair and do things by our self.
- Dip In - Farm Girling 101$20$200$0