Thursday, 19 February 2009

On the subject of bedding

Sawdust is apparently in short supply thanks to the credit crunch and we have been grubbing around getting it from here and there and adding in chopped straw as needed ( except Fally who thinks chopped straw is just yummy)
I have heard of farms using "burned paper" (??) for cows - apparently that's pretty vile but the latest has me cringing - chopped up plasterboard has just been delivered to a local farm for use as cow bedding. That has got to be totally disgusting - if it comes down to a choice of that or nothing then mine are going to be coping with rubber mats and I'll worry about washing the rugs later.

1 comment:

  1. We have the same problem home construction has slowed to a crawl. Fewer shavings to go around. If there were no shavings or other bedding to be had I stick with bare rubber mats.