We did a lot of research when deciding what kind of flooring would be best for our horse barn. There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to flooring and footing, but this is
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Horses make a lot of manure. Conceptually, we knew this. Various state university extensions (PSU, MSU) peg horse manure production around 31 to 50 pounds per day for a 1,000 to 1,100 lb horse. We
Getting the foundation for your horse barn right can be tricky. You may be wondering what a foundation looks like in a small horse barn or if it’s even necessary. We learned a lot while
The other day we found our horses in a pasture they weren't supposed to be in. To our surprise, several of our gate latches were no longer working after the winter thaw loosened up our
Taking care of horses doesn’t stop just because it snows, and this year has been snowy. Yesterday, we had a half-dozen bags of pelletized bedding to take out to the barn and I wanted to
Our garage thermostat that came with the propane garage heater just wasn't cutting it. It worked fine, but only went down to 50 degrees. We wanted a thermostat to keep the garage from freezing; not
Horse barn plans come in lots of shapes, sizes, and budgets. If your goal is to bring your horses to your own property, you really only need shelter, a fence, and a way to
We weren't sure how well composting in winter was going to work - but we were surprised when our horse manure composting rose to 160 degrees. That's 140 degrees warmer than the ambient temperature on
Last year we spent a lot of time expanding our garden and knew deer would be a problem. We wanted a cheap garden fencing option and saw people getting good results using fishing line. It
After watching a few YouTube videos for cheap, DIY fences to keep deer out of our garden, we decided to do a fishing line deer fence. Spoiler alert: it didn't work. Tying the 30lb test