Monday, January 9, 2012


Every four to six weeks I clean my sheep barns down to the ground. My sheep don't need the extra heat of composting bedding. I don't need the added burden of trying to remove a winter's accumulation of compressed bedding from the barns right at lambing time, and I find the air quality is much better with more frequent cleanings. So armed with a full size polyester bedsheet(the more garish in pattern the better), my favorite pitchfork and rake I spend about two hours finding the floor. Just prior to liming and rebedding.
All set for bedtime.
Can we come in now?


Kelly Bartels said...

That's a very snug looking barn! Oh, how I dream of an old barn, the new ones are fine, but nothing is quite as welcoming as the worn wood of an old barn. :)

Spinners End Farm said...

Nice! Your barns are very snug always.