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  • Alayne Blickle
    Summer is the time to prepare for winter! Learn great ways to ready your horse property so it’ll be chore efficient for you this coming winter -- &
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 8, 2007
      Summer is the time to prepare for winter! Learn great ways to ready your
      horse property so it’ll be chore efficient for you this coming winter -- &
      healthier for your horses as well.



      Join Horses for Clean Water at the following events around the Pacific
      Northwest:



      IN SEPTEMBER:



      FALL CITY, WA

      Living Without Horse Pasture This 6 acre mini-farm had lots of challenges
      in the horse pasture department -- rocks, no topsoil, lots of big trees.
      Not having much pasture led to creative thinking & alternatives. Tour this
      Fall City, WA farm to see good use of turn-out areas, mud-free paddocks,
      different footing choices, a large all-season riding arena, attractive wood
      fences -- plus ducks, chickens & goats, fruit trees & garden. Saturday,
      September 22nd, 10am to noon. FREE! To register and receive directions
      contact the King Conservation District at 425-277-5581, ext. 125 or
      signup@....



      MARYSVILLE, WA

      Workshop on Choosing the Right Horse Property & Compost Options. In this
      morning workshop we will cover different options for composting manure and
      stall waste as well as how to pick the right horse property. Shopping for
      Horse Property: How to Select a Suitable Site Many things go into selecting
      a suitable horse property – beyond the barn and arena. Join HCW in this
      presentation to discuss soils, vegetation, drainage and many other
      considerations that can save you frustrations and heartache down the road,
      as well as lots of money! Composting & Other Useful Manure Management
      Options Will give you ideas on how to make your place healthier for horses,
      reduce the insect population, help your farm become more productive during
      the growing season, AND make it a chore-efficient place for you to enjoy
      this winter! Saturday, September 29th, 9am – 1pm. Cedarhome Elementary,
      Stanwood, WA. FREE! To register and receive a map contact the Snohomish
      Conservation District at 425-335-5634, ext. 4 or workshops@....





      IN OCTOBER:



      PRESTON, WA – tentative, please contact to confirm!

      Fall in Place: Preparing your Horse Farm for Winter Tips and techniques to
      help you get a jump on winter. Join HCW on a pre-winter journey through a
      checklist and presentation on things to do to prepare your farm for those
      dark, cold, and blustery winter months. Learn ways to make the coming winter
      more chore-efficient, less stressful, and healthier for your horses and the
      environment! Wednesday, October 3rd, 7-9 pm. Preston, WA. FREE! For
      details Alayne@... or 425-432-6116.



      OLYMPIA, WA

      Fall in Place: Preparing Your Horse Farm for Winter Join Horses for Clean
      Water on Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30 - 9pm for an evening workshop on
      ways to prepare your farm so it will be easier to care for this winter with
      less runoff, mud and manure. Learn techniques you can put in place now to
      improve horse health, make chores & horse life easier and improve the health
      of the environment. Olympia, WA. FREE! Registration & directions, Sara
      Carter at 360-754-3588 & scarter@... or Karin Strelioff at
      360-427-9436 & karinls@....



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Workshops for Horse & Small Farm Owners Hands-on workshops on livestock
      management practices. See a variety of options & work with technicians to
      discover ways you can have less mud & better pastures plus manage manure.
      Issaquah, WA. Thursday evenings, Oct 18, 25, Nov 1 & 8; 6:30-9pm, FREE! To
      register and receive directions contact the King Conservation District at
      425-277-5581 ext. 122, or paul.borne@....





      IN NOVEMBER:



      LANGLEY, BC CANADA

      Natural Ways to Manage Horse Properties – Workshop & Farm Tour Join HCW &
      Langley Environmental Partners Society for a weekend on ways to manage horse
      properties to reduce mud and runoff, useful manure management options and
      how to make pastures more productive. Saturday, November 3rd from 9am to
      12pm will be a presentation on Natural Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs and
      Weeds held at the Langley Township Main Hall, Langely, BC. Sunday, November
      4th from 9am to 3pm will be an area farm tour to see practices on the
      ground. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & seats are limited. Contact the LEPS at
      604-532-3515 or by email at alawseth@.... Cost is $40 for November 3rd
      workshop & $25 (includes bag lunch) for November 4th farm tour. Discounted
      cost of $50 for attending both events.



      STEAMBOAT ISLAND (OLYMPIA), WA

      Winter Horse Farm Management -- Workshop & Farm Tour Join Horses for Clean
      Water on Saturday, November 10th from 9am to 4:30pm for an all-day workshop
      on ways to prepare your farm so it will be easier to care for this winter.
      Morning presentations include: Buying Horse Property, 6 Tips for Managing
      Mud and Manure Management for Horse Owners. Afternoon session includes a
      farm tour of an environmentally sensitive horse property where you can view
      many of the discussed techniques on the ground. Improve horse health, owner
      convenience, farm productivity, neighborhood esthetics and the health of the
      environment. Steamboat Island, WA. FREE! Registration & directions, Sara
      Carter at 360-754-3588 & scarter@... or Karin Strelioff at
      360-427-9436 & karinls@....



      FALL CITY, WA

      Preparing Your Horse Farm for Winter This large-scale reining horse
      breeding operation is beautifully set-up and managed. Tour this 20-horse
      Fall City, WA facility with the owners to hear & see how they designed &
      built it from the ground up. Learn what works for chore efficiency and what
      doesn’t. See winter pasture management techniques in place, tour a covered
      arena which doubles as turnout, hear about dust control, see gates designed
      for tractor access, and learn about green alder shavings which compost
      beautifully in their cement compost bins. Saturday, November 17th, 10am to
      noon. FREE! To register and receive directions contact the King
      Conservation District at 425-277-5581, ext. 125 or signup@....






      Alayne Renee Blickle
      Program Director
      Horses for Clean Water
      www.horsesforcleanwater.com
      alayne@...
      425-432-6116



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