It’s often the little things that keep you sane. As temperatures start dipping below freezing I've been reminded how much the rubber buckets and feed pans I use help to make my life so much easier. As ice coats their surfaces, they work overtime by refusing to crack and split. A quick kick as I walk by or a deft flip-n-kick move on my part is all it takes to break up and remove the ice. The buckets and pans are completely flexible, and at times, when they’ve been frozen solid I’ve even turned them over and bounced on them until the ice pack within relented and let loose. Ice is the worst part of winter in my part of the country but using flexible rubber buckets and pans helps make it more bearable.