Summer Uses for Winter Sleds

There are a number of summer uses for winter sleds. You can use a plastic sled to wash greens and other vegetables harvested from your garden and use it to collect manure from rabbit hutches.
August/September 2007
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/summer-uses-for-winter-sleds-zmaz07aszgoe.aspx
This sled is a great tool for cleaning greens from your garden.


Photo by Kathryn Bowlin

Plastic winter sleds can be used in many ways. Summer uses for winter sleds includes washing greens and vegetables from the garden.

Summer Uses for Winter Sleds

I use my kids’ plastic sleds in summer to wash garden greens. A sled is big enough to do a large amount at once. The greens I raise, kale and turnip, are thoroughly washed a couple times in the clean sled with my garden hose and then brought inside the house for a final rinsing and cooking. After they cool, I put them in storage bags and freeze them.

A sled also works well under the rabbit hutch to collect manure. I use one old sled to collect droppings, and then I pull it out from under the hutch when it is full and drag it down the hill to dump out near my garden. I shovel this pile onto my garden after the manure has had a chance to sit awhile.