Fixing mud in the sacrafice/paddock area
So we're just starting the very wet winter and already my horses turn out areas are muddy.
I know the only *real* solution is wait untill it's dry, use a front loader to remove the top layer of dirt and then build it back up with french drains, a solid drain rock base and cover the whole thing with washed 5/8ths.
But realistically it's November in Seattle, it's not going to stop raining till June, and there's no way I'm getting a tractor in to scoop out mud.
Is there anything I can do in the mean time to keep my horses out of the mud, and solidify the mush ground?
Or am I stuck emptying a yard of hogs fuel in the muck every month till summer in the hopes of building an island made of hog fuel?
Thanks in advance!