While I laugh at the cold, frozen water is not so much fun. Frozen water, frozen fingers and ice is what winter means to me. The cold is manageable. It's the water that is not.
Most water troughs have electric heaters. Sometimes the cows figure out how to unplug the heaters. Pigs are known to chew through the heating cords. The weanlings often tip their water trough over. Nothing is easy when it comes to water in the winter unless it's water in the hot tub for soaking my frozen limbs at the end of the day!