Wow, I didn't realize I created a $999 feeder!
Posted by elliemae1 on 8/9/2012, 11:23 am, in reply to "Soaking Hay Invention"
I use an ag bin, put hay in it and add water. |
Here's the special, complicated, expensive part - I then walk away for a while.
Do chores, groom, sit in the shade, gaze at the mountains...
When I come back I have soaked hay.
Excess water has drained out of the holes in the bottom, flakes are now enormous.
Since I've been gone most of this year, and no one at home is soaking the hay, the horses are still healthy with great feet, (methinks that's more about breeding, environment and quality of hay, than soaking) not as shiny, but nobody is brushing them either.
I have no "special needs" horzies.
My reasons for soaking are about adding back the H2O that has evaporated, keeping dust down, and slowing down the gobbling.
Oh yeah, cost is about $50 for the bins, a savings of $949 American.
Go figure, lol.
Illegetimi non carborundum.