The things that I use most and always seem to walk (you'll want multiples of these, in different locations):
Small fridge comes in handy. Mine houses beer, penicillin, and saline currently. Water bottles in the summer.
Also big garbage can/containers, one for 'garbage' and I throw an empty feed bag in another to put the twine in after I take it off the hay.
The farrier tools are one that I missed, and in my case are very much needed on a regular basis ! Im really wondering how I missed that!
Also, the first aid supplies are already on the "to buy list" but I did notice many places have kits. Im really not sure if these are really worth it? Thoughts?
Snaps, eye screws, trash cans,wheelbarrow, buckets, water tubs, water heaters, first aid supplies, rubber feed pans, broom/rake/fork.
Its a self care situation currently, so I am covered and prepared for the weather. And alot of stuff I already have.If we needed if we buy it situation. So, Im really not sure what will stay and what will go. Its a family situation so we are good at sharing (sometimes, we are sisters after all) !!!!
--water hoses and spare parts to fix them with (plural, in case one dies a horrible death via horse, lawn mower, truck, you name it...)
-- spray nozzles (again plural, I swear those suckers break or leak every chance they get!)
-- weed killer
-- orange heavy duty extension cord
I just built my barn and brought the horses home. I used the Husky Wall Track system as a rake/shovel/broom/fork organization method in my barn aisle, and again as a way to hang wire baskets for shower stuff, grooming supplies, coat hooks, etc. You can move the various hooks and baskets around as needed and it all stays very tidy! You screw the board onto the wall, then the various hooks and baskets just clip in however you want them.
Ditto on the multiple pairs of scissors. They get lost a lot. I also bought a plastic snow sled for taking hay outside to the paddocks in the snow. Much easier than carrying a bale through a foot of snow!
OH!!! Get the old fashioned, metal sprayers for the hoses, too. I've gone through about 10 of the fancier ones, heavy duty and not, and they break within months. Thought "what the heck" and bought a simple old-fashioned one and it's on it's second year
Ditto the scissors -- tied with a length of baling twine in your hay area to keep them from walking away.
They can even be crappy, dull, bent scissors -- the tension of the twine means a butter knife could do the job, but let said butter knife go missing and the cursing will begin. Once in a great while I do something smart, and this is one for which I continually thank myself.
Caribiner snaps to keep things like pails, trash cans, other things attached to the walls. For horse-use, have extra screw in eyes and double ended brass snaps available. I like to have rubber covered chain chest barriers available to cordon off areas from nosey equines.
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