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Date:
September 29, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Address:
Graham, WA
Contact:
253.845.9770 ext 106
A grey manure spreader on wheels
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Horse Farm Tour and Manure Spreader Demonstration

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Get inspired to get your farm ready for winter by visiting this 5-acre, well-managed horse farm. In the four years since David and Elizabeth have owned the property, they have built a paddock adjacent to the barn in which to keep their two horses in the winter and during droughty times in the summer to ensure that their pastures stay healthy and productive. They installed 5/8 minus gravel footing material in the paddocks to prevent mud. They have divided the pastures into several smaller areas to facilitate rotational grazing, which will allow the grass to rest and re-grow. The manure that is removed from the stalls and paddocks is placed in a tarp covered pile to compost it and turn it into a valuable soil amendment that they spread back onto the pastures in the fall. They will be demonstrating this at the workshop, so come learn how easy it is to use the District’s rental manure spreader and learn what you can do to improve your own farm.