Reminder - FARM TOUR - 10 acre Horse Farm, Lake Fra...
- We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.
FARM TOUR - 10 acre Horse Farm, Lake Francis area, Maple Valley,
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2001
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM PST (GMT-08:00)
$10 per adult/tour - $20 per family/tour
Farm tours are guided educational presentations at demonstration
horse farms. These tours are an excellent opportunity to take a
first-hand look at different options for managing horses in an
environmentally sensitive manner. Each farm is unique and offers
its own perspective on environmentally sensitive horsekeeping.
Bring your cup for coffee, dress for the weather and join us
rain or shine!
Join program director Alayne Blickle and her husband Matt
Livengood to tour their reining horse farm. All horses, horse
facilities and pastures are located on 4 acres of this property
- which makes this 10 acre piece similar to many 5-acre horse
properties, or smaller! The back 5 acres is a stewardship forest
managed for riding trails, wildlife and firewood. This property
is in the Public Benefit Rating System, a program that offers
reduced taxes in exchange for keeping the land in open spaces.
Highlights of this farm include:
Mudless paddocks with gravel footing
French drains to reduce mud
Soil cement composting area
Worm bins for household food scraps
Pasture management and rotational grazing
Natural insect control
Two outdoor, all-season riding arenas
All season, mudless, outdoor washrack
All horse facilities and pastures on 4 acres