Satroma Ranch

Monday, May 24, 2010

No April Showers Brings May HEAT

 98 degrees today in the shade. Yes, it is hot here in Texas and it is only May. But the chores still need to be done. The donkeys need to have clean water and mineral available at all times. We have found that putting the water bucket or tank under cover keeps the algae down and the water cooler. We actually use a covered stock feeder (made by the local high school) then we cut it out to fit the stock tank. The mineral is horse mineral. It can be a mineral block that is dark red or loose horse mineral. The mineral also supplies salt. We put the mineral in a plastic feeder under the covered stock tank next to the water. Somtimes donkeys get overheated. Gatorade works well. Keep those donkeys hydrated!!