Sunday, February 24, 2008

Feeder 2.0

Although the prototype did work, I wasn't convinced that Tonka could get his big lips into those little holes as easily as necessary. Fortunately the latticework was built as an insert, so it was easy to remove and replace with something new. This time I used 24" sections of rebar sheathed in cheap garden hose and secured to the top and bottom of the frame at 4" intervals with steel strapping. Tonka uses it with no problem, and our hay wastage is minimal. I can also pour some oats of sunflower seeds in with the hay so that he gets them slowly over the course of a few hours, not all at once. I'm quite pleased with my invention, and looking forward to making version 3.0 when Raven arrives.

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