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Bruce

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I dont know why I didn't think of using a sled before....I wonder if hubby would let me use his heavy duty one that we mainly use for hay....🤔
Don't know why not, it isn't like you are going to damage it and using it for more things is just good sense.

Those of you in no snow areas: sleds slide on grass too.

When necessary I shovel a path down to the barn, better than breaking out the snowshoes until it melts. Of course I only have maybe 100' to go from the house to barn.
 

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The kid sled or the Otter? I only have an old plastic kid sled, I can manage two 50# bags of feed at a time. And it is down hill from the parking area ;) Tows quite a bit harder down the barn alley.
 

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Usually Hubby makes a path around the barn , to the manure pile with the snow blower. But of course one of the tracks broke on the snow blower. I hate saying this, but I hope it gets colder. It makes the snow much harder and easier to walk through :hu
I have tried dragging a sled on grass once, .....much to hard for me with hay stacked in it lol. When we dont have snow i use a dolly and bring bales from the garage over to the barn. Works great and i can carry about 3 bales at a time, if i need more then that I just use the ATV and little trailer for it.
 

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We do the snowblower path to the manure dump also. You're right though, unless the snow is nice and hard it's a lot of work with a wheelbarrow. The sled just glides even when it's slushy.
The in-between seasons are the most trouble, when it's patchy snow, or deep mud. Neither the sled or the wheelbarrow are much fun then.
 

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But of course one of the tracks broke on the snow blower.
So you can only make a circular path?? That would be a bit of a problem ;)

I managed 3 bags on the sled today, twice. Have to remember that in the winter it is safer to "drag" the sled down the hill from behind. Gets up a good head of steam downhill on snow, easy to get your feet taken out from behind.

The chickens got extra scratch today. I thought I could get the entire 50# in the can with the small amount that was left. WRONG! I stopped before it overflowed but not before there was a peaked hill above the edge of the can, no way to put the lid on without returning some to the bag. Kinda messy doing that but they weren't complaining.
 
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