Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I guess I'm lucky. I switch my buckets between food duty and water duty. When they start to look nasty, I dump the water and replace the water bucket with a food bucket. I then let the Arizona sun bake any scuzzy stuff in the former water bucket. If I rotate them thru about 1/week, maybe 2 weeks, the gunk doesn't build up before the sun destroys it.
If it does get too nasty, I turn it into Cowboy's food bucket. He's a BLM mustang who may have been crossed with a goat. That would explain both his size and his eating habits...and the fortitude of his tummy!
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."