As fall and winter approach, you will soon be out in the goat pasture breaking ice out of their buckets. Well there was just no convenient way to make sure they have thawed water to drink. So we invested in some heated 5 gallon water buckets. They have worked great for us for the past two years. You can get them here http://www.horse.com/Farm-Ranch-Supplie ... 10002.html They are relatively inexpensive. You just need to have electricity close by. They truly are a livesaver for us. The cords that come out of the buckets are wrapped in metal wire so livestock can't chew on them. We love them! Just thought I would pass this information along.