I have cube alfalfa that I do NOT soak over night but pour boiling water over about an hour before I leave for the barn.
I also pour the boiling water over the rice bran / pellets for Navarre. It is down to a science at this point. BUT this way I know I'm leaving them in the coldest time of the day with HOT food and it gives me peace of mind that they have water in their system no matter how frozen their water tub is.
I have however also figured out the water issue of sorts... I piled manure around the NORTH side of their water to protect it from freezing so hard. As the day warms that one side tends to melt better and faster than the open side still exposed to wind.
I am learning more at my work EVERY DAY... my boss ? and mentor has brought in people, has given us classes, and I am trying to absorb it all!
Life is what it is and I'm just clogging along.
My horses are board, not being ridden, but I now have a light at the end of the tunnel and hope to start perfecting my time so I only have to work 4 or 5 days a week by the end of the year.
WISH me luck so I can get back on my horses! Wish me luck so I can have peace of mind! ha ha ha...
Back to the coffee, the computer, and work...
My love to the world!