I just despise ‘mud season’ and boy are we in for one heck of a season this year with over 120 inches of snow this winter! So every victory won against that boot sucking mess is a thrill to me! Here is my first tip….
I hate to put my shavings in with the manure…it slows the composting process and feels like a waste. So now I sift out the manure for the compost pile and dump the soiled shavings outside in the muddiest areas. This turns out to be a brilliant idea! Instead of a mud patch outside the barn I have a soft spongy area that the horses have turned into a nap area (its also warm and easy to keep clean)…so here’s to mulch in stead of mud!