They hay racks have really cut down the mess and wasted hay in the sheep barn, but we still need to clean it. So this Labor Day weekend was spent doing just that!
The ram shed was cleaned clear down to the boards and left to dry while the rams were busy out in their pasture. They only get to graze in their pasture once a week so they didn't even notice the work that was going on.
The girls barn is a bit harder to keep clean because of the amount of traffic. As the lambs are sold off things become easier although I do miss the lambs!
I love a clean goat barn with the smell of fresh wood chips! Too bad it doesn't last very long.
The waste hay was dumped in low areas in the forest to fill in mosquito breeding spots while the hay that had more poo in it was spread in selected area to improve the soil and fill in holes. The places where we did this last year have grown lush and green, I hope it keeps working.
I wasn't the only one exhausted by the end of the weekend!
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.