Last year, when we first got started at the farm, we only had the one cow. I bought a bright pink feed scoop to make it easier to give her grain. A few months later, as we added more and more animals, and thus more and more bins of feed, I realized that we were going to need many scoops, and I wasn’t too keen on how expensive that was going to be.
One day, while I was working in the kitchen, I used up the last of a gallon of white vinegar and an idea hit me. I could cut this container into a perfect feed scoop! I did and have been doing that with all sorts of containers over time. We have several different sizes and they work so great for all our different animals and feeds. Plus, if they break or get lost somehow, it is not big deal, we just make another one. I now save all jugs of this type so that when we need them they are available to make more scoops.
So quick, easy, and frugal!