This is what we faced at 7:00 a.m.
Three donkeys needed a warm-up to defrost whiskers this morning to be sure.
I recently discovered that preparing slop the night before makes the process infinitely easier.
Last night I grabbed my hot slop bucket with lid.
VetriScience (some company reorganizing). Cat McKeen was my rep most recently and if you're lucky enough to live in her region, you're in for a treat. She's knowledgeable and compassionate.
Back to hot slop.
My recipe is embarassingly simple.
Start with an appropriate quantity of hay cubes -- no alfalfa for donkeys, please.
Add boiling water and mix. Put lid on.
If you let it set overnight the flaking process is much faster in the morning.
See the difference?
I have read differing opinions on the advisability of feeding warm mash to equines and those opinions differ on the use of bran too. Since I only offer hot slop once or twice a week and bran only once a week I don't think I'm endangering the babies. I gave hot slop to Natural every week in the winter for 20 years. He lived to 30.
I had intended to show you little frosty faces but when I took out my cell phone to snap a quicky, found that the phone didn't like glove covered fingers. And was not about to remove my gloves, not even for you, dear readers. Let me assure you that when I left the donkey yard they were doing a fine job of licking bowls clean.