Dealing with Mud
Lately we have had a lot of rain. The paddocks are alright, the problems I'm having is where the donkeys are constantly having to walk through the mud,i.e. in front of the shelter and between pastures. I had two ideas for a temperary solution. 1)put shavings down in the muddy areas. 2)Put down dirt and a rubber mat or a wooden "bridge" over the dirt. After some researching from older threads and other forums, I found that putting down any organic matter is not a very good idea. Would it be possible to put down sand and gravel mixed together with a mat on top? I know that this time of year is not the right time to be fixing the mud problem but I need something that will work until I can get this problem fixed. What do you do about mud?
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