Yes, we are the new owners. The previous owner had a deal with the neighbor (who has disabled children who participate in cow 4H projects) and I don't want to ruin any future neighbor relationship by telling them to get out. They have offered beef in exchange, but they are doing much damage to the grounds, stalls, etc. I figured if I actually use my barn for the projects we've decided to do (goats/rabbits/chickens/horses) they will get the hint and take them out.
I need them to use their bobcat to clean out the remaining two stalls so I can do to them what I am doing to the first stall.
I have decided to scrape up as much cow crap as I can, pressure wash the stall walls (covered in cow dung), let the stalls air dry, apply powdered lime, apply several inches of crushed limestone, then mats, then shavings. Does this sound like a decent option that allows for drainage, etc?