Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Wow, 300 onions! For personal use? I know in NC the older farmers ate/eat onion sandwiches. Its the only group of people I have ever seen do that. I mean - just onions and mayo...thats it. Just in case you needed a recipe. :)
It's just no fair you guys have a garden! My husband always reminds me I could grow a garden on our property in NC. Yeah, or go skiiing if we were in Vail. His point?!?
I don't know about leaves, I don't have any. :) I defer to Lockwood. They do need a little dirt though, as I understand it, for digestion. My horse's area is sandy, so no need to sprinkle in dirt, here.
That little plastic thingy is neat. So, I guess plastic is okay.
If it were simple to shade the bins in the summer, I would, Fly. I imagine a roof over bins where it is really rainy and humid would be the absolute ideal set up. My bins are backed up against a 4ft wall which provides some protection from the sun. The dry poop top layer (very dry here, hard to keep the top layer damp) actually acts as a pretty good barrier in both summer and winter.
Our stud is currently at the trainers (he was just getting to hard to handle). We regret to have to announce to all of his fans that we have decided we will no longer be taking any more outside bookings. Sorry guys. :)
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.