I've had my coop since summer and so far the ground has had decent drainage after any rain we've had. However, we had our first snow this week, and the snow on the top of the run as well as on the coop has all melted into the run. It is SOOO muddy. I know sand is supposed to be good for drainage, but I don't have a pickup truck and don't want to spend the $75 to get a load right now. What is the cheapest and easiest (for a girl and a station wagon) way to help fix this problem? I'm thinking pine shavings are no good on dirt, but maybe I'm wrong. I also have a huge bale of straw available. OR, should I cover the top of the run with a tarp for the winter? It would be kinda dark in there...but dry. See my page for a pic of the setup. Thanks!