[THIS SAT] Still room-Friesian horse farm tour, Wood inville, WA
Meet a couple of beautiful Friesian horses, who, along with their owners and the local wildlife, all enjoy year-around pastures woven around woods, streams, ponds and protected wetlands. Learn about green horse keeping with Horses for Clean Water and the King and Snohomish Conservation Districts on Saturday April 16. Two tour times--only a few spots left at each tour!
Register and receive directions at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
Saturday, April 16, 10am to noon OR 1:30 to 3:30 pm
FARM TOUR: The Hare’s Lair*
The Hare’s Lair was the recipient of the Snohomish Conservation District’s Wildlife Farm of the Year in 2007 as well as a Merit Farm award in 2010. Join us at this event to:
Ø View carefully planned wildlife enhancement techniques where pastures are artfully woven around woods, streams, ponds and protected wetlands.
Ø Learn about rotational grazing and see year-round pastures at work.
Ø See a sacrifice area that doubles as an exercise area.
Ø Tour a barn with many energy as well as chore efficient features.
Ø Observe horse manure being composted.
Ø Learn more about the Friesian horse breed, a graceful and nimble yet powerful breed thought to be used as war horses during the Middle Ages.
Ø See a storm drain rain garden that filters out potential pollutants running off the sacrifice area, creating an attractive landscaping component.
Ø Meet resource agency folks who can provide technical assistance & education.
*Parking is limited to 15 cars max -- car pooling & cooperative parking encouraged (please drive your most compact vehicle).
Join HCW for more GREEN educational events this spring:
Monday, May 9, 7 to 9 pm
WORKSHOP: Pasture Management & Weed Control, with Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and Sonny Gohrman, Snohomish County Noxious Weed Coordinator. Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, liming, spreading compost, fencing requirements and rotational grazing. Then find out about weed ID and control options.
NORTH BEND, WA
Saturday, June 4, 10 am to noon
FARM TOUR: Happy Tails.
Ever met a Hairy Coo? Then join us at Happy Tails Ranch to see Scottish Highlander cattle, horse keeping on small acreage, composting, chickens and forestry all under the watchful eye of Mount Si. This farm was a past recipient of the KCD’s Wildlife Farm of the Year award!
Wednesday, June 8, 7 to 9 pm
FARM TOUR: Hub and Spoke Grazing.
Meet a grass farmer extraordinaire—and become one yourself! See pasture management at its best, including a hub and spoke grazing system. This farm manages horse and pasture health carefully, all with low-tech, hands-on methods. Attend this farm tour and receive a free pasture stick, a tool to help manage healthy pastures, and learn how to utilize it. BONUS: Learn about trail riding in the Redmond Watershed which is adjacent to this property.
Alayne Renee Blickle
Creator & Program Director
Horses for Clean Water