I carried buckets and buckets of water down a steep frozen hill, slipping and slopping, for more years than I wish to admit. Finally it dawned upon my very slow brain to just unhook the hose which is always drained and then rolled up on a portable hose reel and take it into the house when it is freezing outside. We nailed two big nails in the wall of the mud porch and hang the hose reel on the wall out of the way when not in use. SO-O-O much easier ( and drier ) than the old way. My hose is 135' long, so it isn't light, but doable.