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Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

Along with the thick of winter comes plenty of ice and snow.

While there are few things more beautiful and picturesque than a farm covered with fresh snow, it’s important to know how to deal with ice and snow removal to make sure that the property is safe and efficient for everyone.

Here’s some tips and tricks for handling ice and snow at the barn:

 

Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

De - Ice With Sand, Not Salt

While salting can be effective for clearing ice and snow residue from walkways and drives, it can be corrosive to concrete and harmful to animals. 

Use sand to add traction to any high-traffic area that you want to ensure will not be slippery or dangerous.

For areas around the farm that are very icy, consider investing in an animal and environment-friendly de icer like Safe-Paw

 

Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

Shovelling

Make sure that snow is shovelled away before it has the chance to ice over, or before more snow falls over the top.

You’ll be saving yourself time, effort, and resources; powdery fresh snow is much easier to shovel away than heavy or icy snow.

Putting down a layer of sand or safe salt after you’ve finished is a great way to keep it from accumulating back up too fast.

Make sure to keep the barn stocked with plenty of shovels to help in the case that one may break or become lost- once the snow starts to fall, a snow shovel is truly a thing of value!

 

Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

Ploughing

Of course, the easiest and best way to remove snow around the property is ploughing.

Investing in a snow plough can save you loads of time and energy that would previously be dedicated to spending hours outside shovelling. 

Thankfully, if you’ve invested in the Paddock Blade, you not only have an incredible paddock cleaning tool and a powerful trailer-you have a fantastic ploughing tool, as well.

Simply hook the Paddock Blade to your towing-capable vehicle of choice and tow it behind you as you drive to collect the snow and clear a path in seconds. 

Paddock Blade is proud to present a versatile product that simplifies various aspects of everyday tasks and chores for equestrians, and snow removal and ploughing are just more shining examples of how it does so.

We know that you work hard to keep your property safe and looking great, and we designed a tool to help make it easier:

 

Handling Ice And Snow At The Barn

 


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