Monday, February 10, 2014

Waste Management

Manure disposal doesn't stop during the snowiest, coldest winter in many years.  I have to tell you, this job is the bane of my donkey existence right now.  Really...
Steps needed to get the job done:

1.  Greet donks on the way to the fully-loaded wheelbarrow.

2.  Trudge down the snow packed, snow-rutted, slick driveway to the manure pile.
3.  Try to dump the manure on top of the ever-increasing mound of snow.
      Step 3 may take several attempts to dislodge the full load.
      So that manure does not roll back into the driveway, Step 3 part 2 involves shoveling
       manure further back onto the mound of snow.  
4.   Because manure has frozen into the wheelbarrow, now take the shovel and hack at the
      frozen chunks.
5.  Begin the precarious trip in the ruts and the slickery snow, back to the donkey shed.
6.  When you slip and fall into the 2-3' mound of snow, do not try to push yourself up (its
      hopeless), just roll over onto solid ground and elegantly spring into an upright position.

Steps 2-6 should not be done through gritted teeth or while cursing.  Yea, right.


  1. That is quite a tough work, since we're dealing with matters of the organic, and their uses not being confined or accessible for homes. In my opinion, it's better to have spacious bins there to ably collect them, and maybe have them used for fertilizers or biogas at some point.

    Clarence Rios @ Bins By Jo

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