Getting pretty deep here, so we are pushing the snow into a piles, dumping pIles over the fence into unused paddocks. Using the tractor bucket and the bobcat bucket, both manage snow loads well. Hand shoveling is done at the house. Paths from house to driveway, Yard fence won’t let the tractor in there. Had to shuffle around the yard, making trails. Getting too deep for even the big dog to make her own trails!
There was about 6-7 inches on the ground, then we got another 8 inches. A day of rest to let us clear things out, before another 2-3 inches, with a couple more inches today. Also had to plow out the routes between the barns daily, where it drifts a couple feet deep, driveways and the gates.
The 2 main areas are more of a barnyard that feeds into a small field. We keep 4 or 5 horses in each barnyard, with hay feeders on the ground. It was just getting too deep for them to safely maneuver barefoot, so the snow had to be removed.
If the snow gets much deeper, I will be dragging the bucket to make trails in the fields to get horses out further and moving apart more.
Thanks for the tip about the lime. I have a couple bags here I can spread on slippery spots like people doorways.