Don't Be A Stick In The Mud!
We often have lots of little annoying problems on our farms, and we try to come up with inventive solutions to deal with them. Chances are, you are not the first one with that little annoying farm issue, so why re-invent the wheel! You may find a quick and easy solution, FREE, by contacting your local Cooperative Extension or Soil Conservation District. n For example -- got a mud problem on your farm? Who doesn't. This is one solution available from your local Soil Conservation District:
CONTROLLING MUD ON YOUR FARM
Mud can be a big problem wherever animals congregate, especially around gates, water troughs, barn entrances, and feeding pads. If mud in these areas is making you and your horses miserable, heavy use pads are an easy and somewhat inexpensive fix.
To construct a heavy use pad:
Material Costs for 10' x 10' Heavy Use Area
Cost Estimate (prices are approximations): Fabric = $50; #2 stone = $75; CR6 stone = $ 40 Total $165
But they have a million solutions to your millions of problems -- give them a call. It is free -- paid for by your tax dollars.
Carroll (Balt. #)