Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spring Cleaning

During the last week we have had warmer than typical temperatures. We took advantage of this spring like weather to clean up the farm a bit. J spent most of Friday cleaning out the boy's barn. He started before I had a chance to get a before picture. And somehow I managed to forget to take an after picture. What I do have a picture of is the pile of junk (a mix of hay, straw and poop) that he hauled out of the barn:

He lost track of how many trips he took to get all the junk out of the barn. The boy's barn is so nice now!

I did a slower project, everyday scooping up more and more of the poop piles in the girl's pastures. As the mounds in the pastures thawed a bit each day, I cleaned up whatever I could scrap free. During my usual daily routine, I take one sled or wheel barrow trip. This week there were days I took 6! There was a lot of extra stuff to clean up. But I'm happy to say I've made a lot of progress. Unfortunately we are supposed to get another storm of snow and ice starting tomorrow.

1 comment:

WonderWhyGal said...

We spent all day yesterday cleaning. I had to work all week so I didn't get to take advantage of the true warmer weather but...having the snow and nice melt along with the wind to dry everything up make our jobs much easier.

I got all the nasty wet hay that they throw to the ground, all of the poo and by the time I was could eat off the ground. Ok, an Alpaca could eat off the ground ;-)

Now...I am ready for whatever weather comes. I am looking forward to being able to truly do my barn chores every day and not having this deep cleaning mess. Come on, Spring, we are ready for you.

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