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  • Alayne Blickle
    Fall in Place for Winter! FREE CLASS -- Tips on budget-conscious ways to prepare livestock property for winter Get a jump on winter and learn how to make the
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      Fall in Place for Winter!

      FREE CLASS -- Tips on budget-conscious ways to prepare livestock property
      for winter



      Get a jump on winter and learn how to make the coming rainy season easier to
      live with and cost-effective! Journey through a checklist on how to
      winterize your horse property to beat muck & become chore-efficient. Get
      budget-saving tips and low-cost techniques for handling mud in high traffic
      areas, choosing footings for paddocks, managing manure, getting gutters and
      downspouts in working order, eliminating pesky rodents, keeping water
      supplies from freezing -- and more!



      AUBURN, WA

      White River Museum

      Wednesday, October 7th, 7-9pm

      CLASS: Budget-Wise Ways to Prepare for Winter FREE! Register & receive
      directions: King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...








      OTHER UPCOMING HCW EVENTS (New events added regularly at
      www.HorsesforCleanWater.com):



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Thursdays, Oct 22 to Nov 19

      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, manage manure and care
      for streams & wetlands. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah, WA. Thursday
      evenings, Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 & 12; 6:30-9pm, FREE! To register and receive
      directions contact the King Conservation District at 425-282-1904, or
      paul.borne@....

      TOPICS:

      Ø Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. October 22

      Ø Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. October 29 with Alayne
      Blickle as a guest speaker

      Ø Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! November 5 with
      Alayne Blickle as a guest speaker

      Ø Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. November 19, with
      Sasha Shaw to talk about weed control



      ENUMCLAW, WA

      Saturday, November 14th

      FARM TOUR: Get Your Horse Property Ready for Winter! Race horses, saddle
      horses and alpacas. Join us to tour this premier farm that has worked hard
      to be harmonious with the land and native animals while still doing the best
      for their domesticated animals. This beautiful 10-acre farm features many
      chore-efficient practices including gravel turnouts with shelters, an arena
      sized for trail courses, a round pen, an ecology block compost bin,
      easy-care Nelsen automatic waterers to conserve water and save on time, and
      conveyor belting & rubber stall mats which help with mud and stall cleaning.
      The back of the property features a wildlife enhancement area for deer, elk
      and smaller animals. A riding path extends around the perimeter of the
      property. BONUS: Building horse property? The owners want to share how
      having a KCD farm plan helped them with permitting, allowing them to get
      cost-sharing and reduced creek buffers. Enumclaw, WA. Saturday, November
      14th, 10 to noon, FREE! Register & receive directions: King Conservation
      District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...



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




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