grenzehund Posted December 3, 2011 Report Share Posted December 3, 2011 We're still figuring out our winter watering situation for our flock of 15 sheep. (Breaking ice will get old fast!). Hoping you all could weigh in with your thoughts... The stock tank is currently right next to the water source - a 4 foot hose from the spigot can fill it. But it is 70 feet from electricity, so we'd need a 100 ft extension cord for the heater. The other option is to place the tank next to the barn, nearer to the electricity source (much shorter extension cord) but then we'd need to extend the hose 40-50 feet for the water and hang it so it doesn't freeze. I'm a bit cautious with electricity, so don't like the idea of the long extension cord running out from the barn, plus the draining of energy it entails. But freezing hoses sound like a nuisance if that happens regularly. So, extension cord or hose? Thanks, Susan (we're in southeastern Michigan, so it doesn't get crazy cold, but!) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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