My absolute fave thing to do is hang out with Mickey and Casper, even if there are chores involved! I really enjoy the quality time I spend with the ponies when I’m taking care of them, and I love coming up with clever ways to ace my chores, too!
1. Hose the best?
Water’s a really precious resource, so I’m super-careful not to leave the tap running. When I’m filling up water buckets for Mickey, Casper and the donkeys, I’ve got a handy trick to make sure I don’t waste a drop. When one bucket’s full, I’ll fold over a section of the hose, which stops the water coming out. Then, when I’ve moved onto the next bucket, I unfold it and let the water flow again!
Another reason it’s important not to spill water is that in winter it can freeze over and make the yard slippery
2. A clean sweep
If you’ve watched my YouTube videos you’ll know I like to keep my yard super-neat and tidy! The best way to do this is to clean up as you go along, so I make sure I sweep up any loose hay or stray bedding when I spot it. This prevents a huge mess building up, which is waaay harder to deal with!
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