It’s the little things that make life worth living, lol. As I stated in the last blog. We haven’t had water since February 2nd. We purchased a camping outdoor shower that has a propane heater. What I didn’t purchase were the 6 D cell batteries. The ones we had must have been several years old since they had no charge. Who uses D cells anymore anyway? We went to Miles City for our weekly shower (Don’t worry we don’t stink, improvising and keeping clean until we can go get a real shower) and bought the batteries at Wal-Mart. The heater works! We had purchased a smaller version in 2017 for our trip out here to fence but it never worked. Hmm…could it have been the batteries? We will find out after we get back home. We are on the way to Forsyth to attend a Homeowner association meeting. We are presenting our committee notes to the board.
My four chickens are still alive, I think the new coop is probably warmer for them. I did heat it the first night but after one night, the bottle of propane was depleted. At $3+ for each bottle, it’s too expensive to keep the coop heated. Anyway, no animal cruelty here. All the info I have read, chickens can keep warm as long as the building is well insulated and our building is well insulated. One of my chickens is even giving me an egg a day. Horses are doing awesome as well, fat and happy. No signs of being cold. A few weeks ago, they had ice on their hooves, looked like Cinderella's high heels.
For those of you who have grandchildren, you know how they hold a place in your heart. It’s so heartwarming to get texts from my 4 (3 grandchildren and one son). I make it a point to send my son a text every day so I know he is still alive and also he knows we are still alive and kicking in the coldest winter in Montana’s recent history, lol. Both Steve and I are very proud of him, he’s making A’s in his classes. Go Nick, Go.!! Well that’s all ‘till next time.