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    Default Squash station horse box for 2020 build

    Idea was to come up with a less plastic "Squash station" for the upcoming growing season. Fully up-cycled version, not so tall as the Rotol deleks.



    its 30" x 30" inch square at base, 22" x 28" opening at the top

    Will staple discarded manure bags, black side outwards onto the outside of the box

    Squash station horse box for 2020 build-squash_box_01c.jpg

    Squash station horse box for 2020 build-squash_box_02c.jpg

    Filll with horse bedding manure in Feb, give a couple of months to break down before planting trailers & climbers in m.May

    Q: Reminds me of some architecture but cant think where ?
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    Looks good.
    Could be used as a hotbed in the colder months, then a squash bed. Nice.
    Are you still making the woodchip socks?
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    I plant in the ground because I don’t like using any plastics,slugs love wet plastic,you could’ve made a nice little raised bed?
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    I "made" something similar out of the wooden crates that paving slabs and slates are delivered in. I couldn't have got a horse in them though unless it was My Little Pony.
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    Every time i put her in (MLP) she keeps escaping through the gaps.

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    You need to keep the stable door closed.
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    Good luck! There's always a hundred reasons not to do something, so all the best with doing it, and tell us how it did/didn't work.

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    So here is the same box with old manure bag stapled to it.

    Squash station horse box for 2020 build-squashbox_rains_skirt_01c.jpg

    Squash station horse box for 2020 build-squashbox_rains_skirt_02c.jpg

    Notice it channels the rain into the corners as intended...

    * in the mk1.2 version have the gullies slightly lower down the box.

    Two horizontal slats at the top and perhaps a bit of batten shaping the box at the bottom with the slanting slats more towards the bottom of the box.

    ** AVOID stapling in the water gullies
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