Wednesday evening farm tours, 7/16 & 7/30
- This month Horses for Clean Water features TWO special farms which we will
be touring. Join HCW and your horsey peers on a summer evening to discuss
horses, livestock, pasture management, chore efficiency and much more!
Wednesday, July 16th, 6:30 9 pm
FARM TOUR: Managing small acreage pastures to increase production and
Join HCW at this suburban farm in Olympia, WA to learn how to make your
place healthier for your animals, with more productive pastures and less
weeds & nuisance insects!
Find out about:
Ø A small-scale, grass-fed beef cattle business
Ø Composting with a static aerated process & ecology block bin design
with a roof
Ø Sacrifice areas for cattle with sand footing
Ø Protection on downspouts to avoid smashed pipes from itchy cattle
Ø Rotational grazing which improves forage production
Ø Using native birds for insect control
Ø Wildlife enhancement
Ø Mason bees (native bees) for pollinating fruit trees
Ø Naturescaping with native plants along borders
Ø Happy gardens made productive with composted manure
This special farm tour will be held at an award-winning, chore-efficient
urban farm that boasts excellent pasture and manure management techniques.
Come learn from a landowner with exceptional expertise! Wednesday, July
16th, 6:30 9 pm. FREE! To register and receive directions contact the
Thurston Conservation District at 360-754-3588 ext.136 or
Wednesday, July 30th, 6:30 9 pm.
FARM TOUR: Irrigating droughty pastures, outdoor washracks & other fun
innovations for small acreage horse properties
This exciting horse property is 3 acres of dynamic horse happenings! This
property owner has the internet bug, having researched & come up with
many, many innovative designs for chore efficiency and farm productivity.
Meet the owners of these reiners and cow horses.
Join this tour to see:
Ø Self-coiling sprinkling systems
Ø Three-season (mudless!) outdoor wash rack with an on-demand portable
water heater and boom for overhead hose
Ø A low-cost, drivable dump cart for ease of stall cleaning
Ø New, ecology block compost bins, cost-shared by King County
Ø Great ways to organize a small-space (mouse-free!) tack room
Ø An indoor arena with unique safety ties (& a mechanical cow
Ø Large sacrifice areas for each horse
Ø Geogrid products used for high traffic areas
See many more fun ideas for horsen around! Join HCW on a cool summer
evening to discuss great ideas to manage your farm, water pastures, pick up
manure, set up run-in sheds, protect downspouts and much more! Wednesday,
July 30th, 6:30 9 pm. FREE! To register and receive directions contact
the King Conservation District at 425-277-5581 ext. 122, or
Alayne Renee Blickle
Horses for Clean Water
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