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Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've just been looking at the forecast for this area- doesn't look like we'll be using the tap this side of Christmas, with a nighttime low of -8 on Wednesday.

Edit: Apparently it got down to -8 here overnight, but I was well tucked up under several blankets and a duvet.


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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What do you do for water then, Rob?

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a free running tap at the new buildings- it's just a pain having to fill a freezing barrel and barrow it up here. The animals are on rainwater tanks in the yard and I break the ice on the pond for the ones out in the field. I've been waiting for a dry break to sort the pipes out (without scrabbling around in mud) so it's my fault really but don't let Nat hear me say that.

Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
but don't let Nat hear me say that.


Say what? Your secret is safe with us

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 3419
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
Proper (i.e. hockey) skates I notice there Slim
A.



Just one of those things that's terribly difficult to do barefoot.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 18751
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



It's snowing right down to the sea here. The weather forecast said in the South and East. You can't get very much further West from here.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24147
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm reading Ice Station Zebra at the moment: keep thinking how cold it sounds and then I have to go outside...

Barefoot Andrew
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Joined: 21 Mar 2007
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Location: Patchshire
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Just one of those things that's terribly difficult to do barefoot.


Tis rather I've not used my hockeys for yonks.
A.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12405
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's colder here today than yesterday. Despite the bright sunshine the snow is not melting at all. I've just given in and put the heating back on 'cos I'm frozen. I need some fingerless gloves...

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kevin.vinke wrote:
-15 have the heating on in the chicken hut..... seems a little strang ethat we heat the house with wood fires yet keep the chickens warm with an electric heater. Animal welfare before the planet?


I would imagine that a wood fire in the coop might pose a few problems....mind you roast chicken is always welcome

pete

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 09 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was looking at the temperatures forecast earlier- looks like being another cold one on Wednesday night with Lincolnshire down to -9

Not looking like any opportunity to get above zero here though

suomi



Joined: 10 Oct 2006
Posts: 91
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 09 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have to keep our chickens warm too, we have a wood burning stove in the room beside them which we light once a day or twice a day when its reakky cold, like now minus 26 ! the heat then moves into the chicken room via a hole in the wall, we use a fan to move it sometimes, chickens are then kept above freezing, and they are happy!
its starting to get warmer...should be only minus 21 today.
forcast for the rest of the week is arund minus 12 and lots more snow!
When you are all geaed up for the cold and lots of snow its no problem but I can really see how its difficult for you guys at the moment, but enjoy..
suomi

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