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  • Cleaning barn walls
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    08-16-2010, 10:42 AM
  #11
Weanling
I clean my barn walls!! I'd say probably once a month...maybe more depending on the circumstances.
Nothing turns me off more is to have poo smeared walls in a barn.
My one gelding stnads right up against the back wall when he craps, so it gets gross quite quickly.
I use a bucket of warm sopay water and a bbq brush, and scub away.
I also clean their stall bars, as they rub their sweat and faces on the and they get so grundgy..wash that all off once a month too.
I dust my walls, daily, scrub my water and feed tubs daily, there is not a weed in sight around the outskirts of my barn. Every object tht sits on the floor (ie barbage can etc) is moved and swept behind not just around it. The list goes on.
Anal? Maybe, but I'm never worried about any boarder thinking my barn is disorganized or a mess, as there is no possible way lol. Perhpas tht is why I don't have turnover in my barn unless someone is moving out of town, or they sell their horse.
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    08-16-2010, 11:04 AM
  #12
Yearling
Wow, I am the same way. People love their horses so much, but if they really love them..they would keep the horses enviornment clean. Just my theory
     
    08-16-2010, 11:41 AM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by AQHA13    
I wish I had that disease.... ;)
Same here to a point. You only have so much time to do everything.
Lets see take care of and feed animals, clean pens, work a job, clean house, cook, laundry, take care of vehicles, mow lawn, fix fence, grocery shopping, pull weeds, spread gravel, gill arena, clean tack and what ever else I may have forgot so my isle way is at the bottom of the list.
     
    08-16-2010, 12:31 PM
  #14
Showing
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
Lets see, take care of and feed animals, clean pens, work a job, clean house, cook, laundry, take care of vehicles, mow lawn, fix fence, grocery shopping, pull weeds, spread gravel, gill arena, clean tack and what ever else I may have forgot so my aisle way is at the bottom of the list.
Thank you, churumbeque.

I'd rather make sure the horses' environment is safe and they have enough to eat, than worry about scrubbing stall walls or dusting for cobwebs every time I turn around.

I've had people leave their horses with me overnight, and none have ever run squealing in horror because I don't -gasp!- sweep the barn out twice a day.
     
    08-16-2010, 12:37 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
Same here to a point. You only have so much time to do everything.
Lets see take care of and feed animals, clean pens, work a job, clean house, cook, laundry, take care of vehicles, mow lawn, fix fence, grocery shopping, pull weeds, spread gravel, gill arena, clean tack and what ever else I may have forgot so my isle way is at the bottom of the list.

I do all that and still have my barn spotless??
My friends refer to me as "The Machine" lol.... as I get more done in one day, then most people get done in a week. And more effectively and efficiently. Lol
     
    08-16-2010, 12:40 PM
  #16
Showing
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Originally Posted by Maverick101    
I do all that and still have my barn spotless??
My friends refer to me as "The Machine" lol.... as I get more done in one day, then most people get done in a week. And more effectively and efficiently. Lol
You work a 40+ hour job every week and then go home and care for your animals? Or is your job the animals? This does make a difference, since if the animals are your livelihood, then I'd expect you to be anal about keeping your barn spotless.
     
    08-16-2010, 12:52 PM
  #17
Weanling
I work evenings part time ... plus we have a working grain farm on top of my boarding barn. So yeah Id say 40+ hrs a week :) I get maybe one or 2 full days off a month where im not either working at my job, barn, on the farm, or doing something house related...

Im gen in the barn by 5am. Have everything spotless by 12. Then its off to do other farm and barn related duties.
     
    08-16-2010, 12:55 PM
  #18
Showing
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Originally Posted by Maverick101    
I work evenings part time ... plus we have a working grain farm on top of my boarding barn. So yeah Id say 40+ hrs a week :) I get maybe one or 2 full days off a month where im not either working at my job, barn, on the farm, or doing something house related...

Im gen in the barn by 5am. Have everything spotless by 12. Then its off to do other farm and barn related duties.

You krayzee. I like some me time to actually ride my horses and spend time with friends and loved ones.

The barn clutter can wait. Life won't.
     
    08-16-2010, 01:12 PM
  #19
Weanling
I like when barns are clean. It seems there are two types of barns: super clean, neat and organized or super cluttered, dirty, and run down. I haven't seen many barns that are in between the two =)
Luckily we have a super clean, neat, and organized type barn.
     
    08-16-2010, 05:45 PM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
You krayzee. I like some me time to actually ride my horses and spend time with friends and loved ones.

The barn clutter can wait. Life won't.
Crazy or just busy?

When you run a family farm there isn't a lot of down time even w out horses.
Like I said barn is clean by 12...so that leaves me all afternoon to do what I need/want to do around the farm/barn.

The key is to be able to multi-task, and also be efficient, and well organized. It is because everything is clean, and well organized that I can accomplish more in a day.

Of course I have me time, my me time is my horses...so when Im riding that is my me time.

And we often have friends and family over for bbqs or evenings of drinks etc. Just because I have alot on my plate doesn't mean I don't find the time for such things....I do, I just like to have everything in its place.
     

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