At one point in the past, I did a Day in the Life post where I basically chronicled everything I did that day. I decided to do another one, back in August, on one of the days where I basically spend all day at the barn.
I took a lot of photos, so I'll do it in two parts.
On barn days, I'm up at 7 and out the door by 7:15. I'm a fast riser, to say the least! (And it's not like I need to shower, as I'm just going to get filthy anyway...)
I take the... uh... breakfast of champions.
Granola bar and water. And note the hay on the passenger seat of my car.
The drive to the barn is pleasant.
When I arrive, things are usually ready for me, at least.
The Koboda is stocked up with hay, and the grain is all measured out.
(But if it's not, then I just measure it out.)
I make sure that the beet pulp that some of the horses get is soaked and ready to go.
Then it all gets loaded into the Koboda!
The horses who spend the nights in stalls get fed first, and then I drive out and feed all of the horses in the pastures.
Morning-lit Sarge. He is always super impatient for his breakfast.
The five cows get fed, too. And all of the water tubs get checked. I fill any low ones, or note which ones I need to clean.
Then I drive into all of the fields to throw hay.
Here, Cheyenne enjoys hers.
Once the hay is out, I check that all of the horses are done eating, unhook any who are tied to the fence (so they don't steal their pasture-mates' food) and then turn out the horses who are inside. Phew!
I'm usually done with that by 8:30, but the day is just getting started!
Tune in soon for more ;)