Although I've been known to gripe and complain about winter, the freezing temperatures, the icey roads, the way I have to cancel nearly all of my trips up north due to the blizzards that inevitably fall on the exact days I plan to travel, I don't hate winter all that much.
At one time we had an electric water heater but apparently something chewed on the cord since the last time I used it. I don't care how much electrical tape I use, there is no way I am plugging that in. So my mission for the next couple weeks is to figure out how to keep my animals' water from without using electricity, without having to dig a hole (the ground is frozen) and without needing a degree in engineering. Wish me luck.