I Own a Mud Farm

I Own a Mud Farm

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Love my Tilly hat and long oilskin riding coat

It's January 2020 and instead of having a winter we are living through what feels like a monsoon. With temperatures in the sixties and rain, almost every day our property has turned into a mud farm!

One good thing is that the horses don't seem to care. We are fortunate enough to have enough land that they can still go out each day. They are enjoying wallowing and rolling to the point that it's difficult to tell what color they are anymore.

We have been actively working to combat the enormous amounts of mud being generated as a result of the ground being completely saturated.

Our gateways have a generous layer of crushed rock to make them dryer and easier to navigate.

I regularly re-dig drainage channels to allow run-off water to drain as quickly as possible.

I also make sure the horses have plenty of time to completely dry between their excursions and regularly check for signs of rain rot.

As much as I wish it would dry up I am very comfortable working outside in this weather as I make sure I am suitably dressed. I couldn't do it without my Tilley hat, oil skin riding coat, or waterproof Ariat boots.

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