[THIS WK] Low cost ways to winterize horse properties, Auburn & Issaquah, WA
- [THIS WK] Low cost ways to winterize horse properties -- classes in Auburn &
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 well 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!
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, Nov 5 & 12; 6:30-9pm, FREE! To register and receive directions
contact the King Conservation District at 425-282-1904, or
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...
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
Horses for Clean Water
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