country water, city water

Hiking a couple of hundred yards uphill through deep snow at dusk on a cold evening to mess with water pipes may not appeal to everyone; but water is always tricky in the winter, even if you aren’t managing livestock.  Across the hollow our neighbors have to leave the tap running at night to prevent their pipes freezing, and, even as we write, downtown Steubenville (the nearest town of any size,…

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