March 15, 2019
This has been a trying week. I have trying weeks fairly often. Especially when the weather is bad. I try to do things right, but struggle.
It started with a water tank. When you have frost-free tanks, tanks that require only ground heat to remain open, the weather a week ago was a true test. I found out that frost-free tanks are NOT frost-free when the wind chill is –60 for a couple days and nothing is venturing up on the hill to the tank to drink.
When the weather straightened out and warmed up to zero, I checked the tank. I had a well-insulated tank of solid ice. With well insu...