When you raise cows, pigs, and chickens like people around here do, you need to make sure they have a safe level of heating through the brutal Wintertide weeks
The cold can make people insane. We have had our fill of people from the south talking about how warm it gets. But, the thing about moderate temps is that they are often uncomfortable, rarely deadly. When the heat gets to be over 100 degrees, that can be dangerous. However, those kinds of temps are rare. Where we live we don’t get much moderate weather. The cold can be a killer. That is not a turn of phrase or hyperbole, it is a fair and accurate description. The temps around here get so low that you need a gas furnace or you might not survive. Having a cooling system is the way to make yourself more comfortable, but heating is something that can keep you alive. People in this region don’t even bother owning a cooling system, because there is rarely a need for the unit. What’s essential is a reliable source of heating, not just for your home and your family, but also for your livestock. Other than farmers and ranchers, people never consider the heating needs of critters. When you raise cows, pigs, and chickens like people around here do, you need to make sure they have a safe level of heating through the brutal Wintertide weeks. Regular space oil heating systems won’t work in these situations because they pose too good a fire hazard. There are special kinds of heating units for barns that generate an ample amount of low-level ambient heat, while posing no risk for a fire, even if they get stepped on.