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Barn Recycling 101

Having horses or other animals at home adds to that waste.  Here are some tips to reduce, reuse, and recycle around the barn.

We have two recycle bins for our home that are emptied bi-monthly by a local service.  We also have a recycling center in town where we take…

Save Time on Barn Chores

There is always one resource that is in short supply- time! Horse owners can’t seem to get enough. Between caring for your horse and riding them, the hours seems to disappear in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, some tasks like cleaning stalls and refilling hay nets can’t be…

Sprucing Up an Older Barn

Personally, I love an older barn—one which has stood the test of time and has a bit of character, but I also know that some of these structures may be in need of a bit of help. If you have an oldie-but-goodie barn, here are a few ideas for…

HORSE STALL DESIGN

Congratulations if you are planning a new barn and designing the stalls for your horses!  I loved the design process and I wanted to share some basics to get you started.
Stall Size
First step is to decide how big you want your stalls.  A 12’x12’ is the standard size for…

The Best Barn Dog Breeds

Over the years, dogs have played the role of companion, guardian, herder, and much more! It’s rare to find a farm without a dog. In modern days, most people see them as companions, but they can also have important roles. Many keep predators away, handle pest control, herd cattle…

Tips for Keeping Barn Cats

They’ve always been a part of my life, and at the moment, I have two house cats as well as four living my barn. One of those barn cats is a very recent addition. In fact, he showed up a few weeks ago completely out of the blue. The…

5 Important Considerations Before You Build Your Barn

 But before you build, it’s important to be thorough in your planning. After all, once the barn is built, changes might be difficult (and not to mention, expensive) to make. 

Though everyone’s idea of a “dream barn” may be different, here are a few considerations to keep in mind during…

How to Safely Deck the Stalls 

Pine wreaths, garlands, and big red bows are a classic style. Twinkly lights add so much coziness on the long dark days of winter. Here are a few ideas for decorating your barn this holiday season. 

Placement 

Horses are curious and anything that is even remotely within a nose’s reach is…

Winter Barn Hacks

 Cold weather, muddy paddocks, and frozen water tanks aren’t exactly pleasant to deal with, but we suck it up because we love our horses. Right? 

Since we really have no choice but to contend with winter, here are a few barn hacks which can make horsey chores and cold weather…