Two days ago we pulled four of our calf hutches off their old sites and scrubbed all things dead and alive off their poly bodies. First our intern Aaron and I used the pressure washer to remove the major debris. Then we used good old hot soapy water and scrub brushes to remove the stuck on junk.
After that it was Clorox time. Very hot bleach water was splashed around the inside of the hutches. (Yes, we were careful) and then I crawled inside to do a better job. Not only did the bleach do a great job of sanitizing the calf hutch it also cleared up any lurking bacteria on my own lower legs.
My knees haven't been this white since I played a nun in my second grade's play of Sound of Music. That would be Lady of Lourdes, Ashland Ave, Chicago circa 1967.
|Calf hutch prior to cleaning|
|Hutches scrubbed, buffed, debugged sportingnew grass/weed carpets.|
|Keith walking older calf around his new pasture to show him the hot wire|
before he finds it himself and lurches THROUGH it.
|Four youngest calves enjoying clean digs|