Put Down that Bleach!!!
Scrubbing feed and water tubs (I know I haven't been posting much lately, so here's a quick post while I start working on some new stuff...) I’ve been experimenting with a good old-fashioned natural household cleaner/disinfectant that works better, is cheaper and is safe even if you leave some behind in the buckets. It’s vinegar. Plain old distilled white vinegar that I buy in the giant size at the supermarket. I figured that, since it works so well for bathrooms and kitchens, is recommended for cleaning fruits and veggies, and can actually be ingested on purpose, this might be the way to go. I normally mix up individual feeds for the horses in 8 qt pails in the feed room and then dump those into the feed buckets in their stalls. After a few days, these can get pretty nasty with feed residue, supplements and, in particular oil (I feed a liquid vitamin E supplement as well as pure wheat germ oil for some of the horses.) Even when it was warm out and I was r