Once a year, Betty takes everything out of her barn to clean. It takes about 3 days when done by Betty and Albert but it would take a week if done by Betty alone. It's hard work but it feels so good when it's done.
The day prior to cleaning, empty carriers are set up in the garage.
|Early on the major cleaning day, bucks and those rabbits with show coats go into the carriers.|
|The cut down does go to the exercise area in three groups. Their sitting towels are washed and hung to dry.|
|The stackers are pulled out of the barn and blow-torched to rid of wool and cobwebs.|
|After blow torching, the next step is power wash.|
|Each and every inch of the cage is power washed.|
The barn is power washed from ceiling to the ground.
|The clean cages are drying out in the sun.|
|Barn is dried and cages are pulled back in. Still there are feeders and water bottles to be bleached and cleaned. With hubby's help, the heavy work are done.|
By 10:30 pm, the rabbits that were in the exercise groups are all back to their condos but those who were in the garage stayed in the garage overnight. Their condos are ready for them to move back the next morning.
No wool, no cobweb, clean floor, no urine stain, ...... What a relief.