In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
I know it might be pricy, but perhaps build a shed just for your buckets? I have mine half-underground to help keep it cool. Running out would still require a trip out in the winter, but it would be a trip without the horse poop. Always a plus.
We've thought about building a separate shed and in fact are on the lookout for a cheap or free garden shed on Craig's list. Not a bad idea!