Does anyone else score themselves when picking up manure piles? A strike for getting it all in one go. A spare for needing two passes. Then there is the tactical question of scooping conservatively or trying for a strike but being left with the 7-10 split.
I have a 10-tine, metal manure fork, which is slightly narrower than the average pile. The plastic forks are wider and have that lovely basket shape, but I’ve always found the tines to have the penetrating power of cooked spaghetti.
I’m willing to bet that non-horse folks out there are wondering why all this time and attention on pitchforks & shoveling; whereas the horse folks are nodding along, thinking, ‘Yeah, could see doing that.’
Horsefolks see things differently.
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Oh what sad lives we lead…
i think this is a great way to shorten the pooh picking chore. Maybe you should set up a website and people can keep a record of their weekly scores.
I think you’re onto a winner. Quick, rush out and buy http://www.pooplympics.com
The scent of manure (fresh or aged) and straw or sawdust, such are the smells of little girls dreams.
The scent doesn’t leave your memory, and a whiff can recall the memories of childhood horses and ponies, adventures on horseback and whiskered cuddles.
what is that critter at the bottom?
Arthur, the pseudo barn cat, in a hay nest. https://rodneyssaga.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/the-return-of-king-arthur/
I want to know how the score differs when the temps drop and its all frozen to the mats on the floor…that’s the days I dread the most :). Glad to know I’m not the only creative thinker during this task!
The Winter Pooplympics.
I needed that answer today! Thanks for lifting my spirits on a dreary day. Today’s soggy poo patrol 😦
i just counted myself lucky when the wheelbarrow didn’t roll backwards down the ramp onto me!
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