Today was the day for our big clean out in the barn.
It was a all day project.
Of course it rained all day and not just a bit but heavy down pours by times.
This was to be expected with hurricane Ophelia heading by Nova Scotia,the rain is supposed to continue until Saturday.
My barn was built in 1810,it is old and kinda crooked but built timber strong.
It makes a nice barn for my sheep,horses,milk cows and chickens,the half level holds horse sleighs, bobsleds and odds & ins, not to mention the hay mow holds over 500 square bales of hay and straw.
The sheep will spend the night in the horse stalls, the floor was disinfected and still needed to dry before we rebuilt the new pens.
The manure pack from the sheep was thick and heavy with a earthy smell.
This is what came out...
That's one big pile of poo!!!
It always seems like so much more then when it's in the barn because its packed so tight in there.
I'm glad we have the equipment to move it easy, forking sheep manure by hand sucks to say the least,it is heavy and lifts in sheets, excavators make easy work.
This is what the inside looked like before sweeping and disinfecting...including dig marks in the cement from the teeth on the bucket..
Now if only I could reach those nasty big cobwebs way up there..
Tomorrow we will finish the job.
The good thing is it's the time of year for hoof trimming and worming so the new pens will be fresh for fresh girls making a cozy winter.
Despite the rain the cows loved getting a bath.
A greatly productive day!!
How did you spend your Sunday??
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