Its that time of year. The time when I scramble around winterizing and trying to get as many projects finished as possible before we all get buried in snow. I decided this year to add an insulted, heated water trough to the barn for the girls. I wanted something safe, easy to clean and inside the barn out of the ferocious wind that we get here. I decided to go with a 16 gallon water tub with a built in heater element (that little donkeys cannot play with). To cut down on electric usage I plug the heater into a heavy duty timer so that the heater only runs about 15 minutes every hour or so. To cut this time down even more and keep the water warmer I decided to build an insulated box around the water tub.
Step1. Make sure your trusty companion has a comfy spot.
Step 2. Assemble the ingredients
(Always beware of willing yet inept helpers)
Step 4. Begin assembly (I use serrated-tipped star-drive screws for everything. With these screws, a cordless drill and a circular saw you can build anything)
(Don't forget to leave a space for the electrical cord)
To be continued as soon as I acquire the rest of the ingredients....