Monday, July 23, 2007

Most Valuable Farm Hand



I would be lost without my wheelbarrels. I have 2 that have held up pretty well for the last 6 or 7 years. They do not get left out in the rain or sun. I have had to put a new stand on my black one and this one needs new supports on the front. I only have 4.5 acres that usually have at least 20 horses housed in the barns and pastures. It is so much easier to feed with them rather then something with a motor. I Gator would be nice, the gates would be a pain. Of course all the horses think the hay in the barrel is better. They follow me to the gate then go back to the feeders. I have 23 stalls that are usually full in the winter. My friends use them for their horses in training. My horses stay outside, they would rather be out then in a stall. I have run ins for them and they only use them in severe weather. I keep blankets on the show horses and broodmares. When the snow gets to deep I switch to a sled. What's your favorite farm hand? Significant others don't count!

5 comments:

Callie said...

I love my two wheel-wheel barrel as well. I use for everything!

Pony Tail Club said...

This isn't a farm hand, but we have one bucket that all the horses think has the good stuff in it. Each horse has a different colored bucket, but for some reason they all prefer the blue bucket, and will try to eat out of it instead of their own.

BarnGoddess said...

I have a big wagon with big wheels I used to pull my boys around in....but since neither likes to ride in it, the 13yo especially (haha) Ive been using it around the barn. VERY handy :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Well my significant other is near useless as far as farms works goes most of the time lol but my daughter, Lindsay, is a champ being my chief stall cleaner.

I have to say our wheel barrows have been around about as long as yours and are in about the same shape. Needing a few little fix ups but still hanging in there.

tracey said...

Isn't that the truth? Hooray for the underpaid wheelbarrow...