The bucket saga continues... Tonight I was SURE the hoses would be thawed. No such luck. Happily, I had one hose that I had drained, and one other hose did thaw, so I was able to reach Bella's pen with that, and then carry water in buckets from there to the other horses. So about 15 100 foot journeys later, and the trough probably has about 85 gallons in it. Another trough is filling for Bella and Clara, but that one is unheated.
Fun stuff! But John helped me, and we got to spend time together out under the full moon with coyotes howling in the field, so it wasn't all bad.
Now I'm off to drain my two good hoses, and then to bed I go!