Monday, January 19, 2009

The Golden Muck Fork?

We really need to come up with some sort of award for folks like those who helped catch up on cleanup yesterday and today. After several raw, windy days we found ourselves looking at many times the usual amount of manure in the sheds, small paddocks and other sheltered loafing areas. But, forks and muck carts in hand, our volunteers met the challenge.

Special Thank Yous to Gene, Carol, Deborah, Jim and Mike, who as a team filled the old 1949 John Deere manure spreader THREE times over. (And we're talking a big spreader here, not one of the little models you can pull with a lawn mower.) All the water tanks were scrubbed and refilled, stalls bedded, and one frozen outdoor hydrant repaired. Whew!

The horses, on the other hand, took advantage of the warm, calm day to catch a few naps. Must be nice!

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