1. heated water buckets. I can't say enough about them. It helps to ensure that the horses get enough water and that I'm not engaged in breaking ice out of buckets.
2. Putting sliding doors on the outside of the stalls. As much as I loved the look of the dutch doors they turned out to be impractical for winter- the snow would build up and keep me from opening them without shovelling and beating out ice mounds.
|the first year the barn was built, before we painted them|
|sliding doors- requiring only 4 inches of clearing|
Our youngest addition has been named Simon and has taken over the house with charm and confidence.
|cutest present every|