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Ice and easy

ice and easy float heaterWe bought the ice and easy floating tank heater last year at a local feed store for about 25 dollars and it has proven itself to be a very practical and affordable way to keep outside water from freezing.

It has a built in thermostat that only kicks on when the temperature goes below 32.

It might be the most clever name given to a farm product. I'm using ours to keep the chicken water warm tonight so they can have something non frozen to wake up to tomorrow.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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