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I was wondering what everyone's least favorite barn chore is when it's cold and there's snow on the ground. I'll start off.

My least favorite is scraping the snow off of the wheels of the wheel barrow. We don't have a tractor or a manure spreader, so it gets put in a big pile in the woods on the BO's property. If I don't scrape the snow off, I end up having a wobbly crap carrier which catches so many shavings it's not even funny.
 

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Anything involving water basically. We bought an extra set of water buckets for the girls so we can just bring them back and fourth to clean them instead of having to do it at the barn. Just tonight I spilled water down the front of me and I thought my hair was going to freeze LOL
 

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Chipping frozen horse manure out of the corrals. It's gets bad enough sometimes that I have to get my husband to go chip it off the ground so I can shovel it up. Then, because it's frozen solid, it's so heavy I can only move a half-wheelbarrow of it, so cleaning the corrals takes forever because I have to make twice as many trips. We don't make a pile, we spread it out in the back pasture to decompose but frozen poo doesn't spread so when it warms up, I have to go spread mounds and mounds of it then.
 

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X2 on the water... we don't have a faucet at the barn, so that means carrying water from the faucet at the house. Even putting in the bucket of the tractor to take it out there isn't much fun.
 

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I'm fortunate enough to have a heated water trough in my barn (it's one big run in where the ponies can come and go as they like). But that leads me to the most hated winter chore, stripping that big space when there's more than a couple of inches of snow on the ground. I had a manure cart for our 4wheeler but bent the axle right before Christmas so now I have to use a wheel barrow. Good exercise but not easy!
 

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Anything that involves water. I have bad circulation in general so my hand are pretty much numb in the winter. When I have to do water it's even worse.
 

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Carrying water from the heated drinker to the barn. It's not the carrying that I mind, it's the trudging through the snow drifts that are usually knee-thigh high.
 

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X2 on the water... we don't have a faucet at the barn, so that means carrying water from the faucet at the house. Even putting in the bucket of the tractor to take it out there isn't much fun.
Same here, there is only one outside spigot on my entire property, midway between the garage and barn, and it's froze up this winter, and my brilliant fiance broke the handle off figuring that one out :-x So now hauling buckets out of the shower every night to the barn is my most hated chore, along with hooking the hose to the hot water outlet for the washer in the laundry room to fill the big tank every other day. Bleh. This spring, getting a water line run into my barn no matter what!
 

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LOL...you mean you can actually find it when it's cold???
 

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Filling up water buckets is the worst!
1st they are frozen over so I have to crack it and get it all out.
2nd the outdoor water tap is also frozen so I have to go into the house and get the buckets into the sink... lol what a scene! bring on spring!
 
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