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[THIS WK] Low cost ways to winterize horse properties, Auburn & Issaquah, WA

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  • Alayne Blickle
    [THIS WK] Low cost ways to winterize horse properties -- classes in Auburn & Issaquah, WA THIS Wednesday evening join Alayne Blickle in Auburn at the White
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2009
      [THIS WK] Low cost ways to winterize horse properties -- classes in Auburn &
      Issaquah, WA



      THIS Wednesday evening join Alayne Blickle in Auburn at the White River
      Museum for some fun and thoughtful ideas on how to prepare your horse
      property for the wind, rain, cold, & dark of Western Washington winters.



      Weather forecasters are predicting a few bonus days right now of mild and
      sunny weather – a good time to tackle any of leftover tacks for winterizing
      your horse property!



      Points we’ll cover in this class include:

      a.. Budget saving tips for handling mud in high traffic areas
      b.. Footings choices for mud-free paddocks
      c.. Chemical-free ways to eliminate pesky rodents
      d.. Low-cost techniques for reducing bedding
      e.. Techniques to keep pipes from freezing and water supplies open
      f.. Chore-efficient ideas for accomplishing daily horse care
      g.. Emergency and winter storm preparedness tips for horse properties
      h.. Easy ways to reduce tackroom mold problems
      Join Horses for Clean Water on this journey to winterize your horse life
      THIS Wednesday, November 4th, 7-9pm at the White River Museum, Auburn, WA.



      FREE! Register & receive directions: King Conservation District at
      425-282-1949 or signup@...





      THIS THURSDAY….



      Got manure? Get help!



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Thursdays, Oct 22 to Nov 19

      6:30-9pm

      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, 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 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








      NEXT WEEK SATURDAY --LAST FARM TOUR OF THE YEAR...



      ENUMCLAW, WA

      Saturday, November 14th

      10am to noon

      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? These 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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