Short Work of a Big Job
My front end loader is a treasure. It made short work of cleaning out the west side run in shed today. Unlike the east side that was filled with old hay, built up over the winter, the west side was mostly an accumulation of manure. I'd been cleaning it until things froze, then, cleaned as much as I could. But then, of course, I hurt my back and it rained a lot.
The Boys were hanging out under the roof and left it quite a mess. However, it was no challenge for Kubota. We were done in quick time with just a few places where I had to use the pitchfork to fill the loader.
I still need to strip Toby's stall and Chance's stall and the east run in shed needs another cleaning as the Boys have been dragging hay out there again. A couple more productive days and things will be under control outside the barn.
Inside is another story as I have a pile of sheets and blankets to be sorted and cleaned. And, I need to clean the fans so I can set them at the Boys' stall doors to give them some breezes for the hot weather.
It was pretty warm today, into the upper 80's at least with humidity. Actually, I didn't mind too much as tractor driving is not as hot as wheelbarrow work.
And since the swimming pool opens this weekend--it will just be open on weekends until the end of the school term in June--if the sun heats up the water a bit, I will be able to get some swimming in.
I think I need to do something with the Boys too. When I started working with the tractor, Chance and Tucker were in definite snoopervisory mode. Toby came out for a while, but lost interest fairly soon. But Tucker was nearly on top of the tractor as I was trying to work. I had to keep chasing him off so I could maneuver. I guess the tractor was the best entertainment he'd had in a long while.
He finally gave up when I didn't let him drive.
Maybe next time.