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post #1 of 5 Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Spring Cleaning share your tips

Hey there! I did most of my house "spring" cleaning at the end of winter because I knew when spring came I would want to be in the barn. So now that the barn spring cleaning is under way I could sure use some tips on making it easier. I've found the leaf blower is an awesome tool for cleaning dust and cob webs! What about the steel bars covered in fly gunk? What do you think I should use? And do you ever clean the stall walls?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-16-2013, 08:09 PM
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Anything that is wood, I clean with Murphys Oil Soap.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-17-2013, 12:41 PM
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My "Barns" are just a 10x20 run in shed (divided in half) for the 2 horses. Just got it a few months ago, so it's still really clean, no cobwebs, etc. Though, at a place we rented, I would spray the inside in the summer with the hose :)

The duck/chicken/rabbit barn is also only 10x20, and I just use a broom. I have too much stuff in there to dare think of using the leaf blower, but that is a brilliant idea!
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-22-2013, 01:09 PM
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a barn i boarded at pressure washed the whole inside once they had a warm enough night for the horses to spend the night out. It has steel walls, concrete floors and highqual stalls with a thick waterproof coating on the stall boards.
One I worked at did the same. To keep it nice and clean though we used the leaf blower everyday instead of sweeping and would keep ontop of cobwebs that way too.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-22-2013, 01:15 PM
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OH and mine I cant really comment for. I just have a 12x12 shed for all my feed and supplies and the same for a run in. They are both really old buildings. The run in will be torn dwn this year as we are building a new one thats larger and can be closed when needed. As far as pasture goes, I tried to keep up on mine during the winter. We got so much snow I had to move my horses as they got over the fence one day. Im kinda thankful they are gone cause now that the snow is melting Im realizing I didnt pick out the pasture as good as I had thought. Everyday I go out and rake what I can as its thawing and melting. Im hoping by the time it all melts it wont be so bad by doing this.
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