To my lovelies who remember the beginning of last year I had another brain wave. Or more precisely put in my case, a tsunami! Fish were subsequently introduced into our water troughs as a result of this storm in a tea cup. Fish have been keeping down the wiggly red worms ever since. Just had a trough cleaning session this morning and, although you can´t see clearly and have no reference, the fish are over 3 times bigger than when they first came to work for our horses. So we are obviously doing something right ;) We still get that green furry gunk. Just one day of sunshine starts the production of that. But that doesn´t affect the horses. If you remember, I did toy with the idea of aquatic snails to keep the sides clean, and subsequently keep on top of the green gunk, but apparently one kind is illegal now (not that I knew there were more than one!), and there would be nothing to stop them crawling up the sides and out, off on an adventure. So that put the kibosh on that idea. Anyway, fish work! Providing your water isn´t loaded with bleach and fluoride - which is not good for horses either.
Random, though a perfectionist, is probably how family and close friends would describe me. I won´t settle for second best for my horses, whilst I´ll happily go without. Do they mean more to me than my beautiful daughter? Not quite :)