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I described how my outside pipes are insulated, and in freezing conditions, let them drip, to keep them from freezing and/ or bursting.

Last night, the temperatures reportedly dropped to 9 or 10F here in central Texas. Yesterday, I increased the drip to a trickle. This morning, my weather app says it's 19F, at 09:30, all four faucets are trickling, and the water in the birdbaths* is still liquid.

I hear raucous commotions as flocks of birds come for water. It warms my ??. There will be 3 or 4 bluejays along with an entourage of a half dozen birds (Cardinals, mockingbirds, etc) that are comfortable with bluejays. Groups of 10 to 50+ smaller birds (sparrows, buntings, goldfinches, chickadees, etc) come in. Crows and larger birds come more quietly, and in singles, or doubles.


* One is an actual birdbath, on a pedestal, with the basin about a foot above ground. It often will have a skin of ice, and without the drip will freeze solid.

Three are clay pot plant saucers, about 3 inches deep, 15 inch diameter, sitting directly on the ground, and less likely to freeze solid.
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