Fabulous Workshops for Horse & Livestock Owners

horse, horse farm, horse home, equestrian estateThis weekend while grabbing fed from Del’s, I did my usual glance at the community board. You know the board; it’s the “let’s just look at the board to find something that I have to have, but don’t really need”. I was excited to find the King Conservation District’s flyer on the wall. I’ve attending these workshops in the past and was amazed by the presenters. Finally, someone is speaking my language…horse talk! Information below:

Below is the schedule of events, held Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Woodinville Water District Office located on NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd.

October 14th  Streams and Wetland: Living with Livestock near Water
Take the plunge and protect your property, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. Attend this workshop to design a stream or wetland native plant restoration plan. Calculate the length and cost of a livestock exclusion fence to keep animals out of aquatic areas, select native plants suited to stream and wetland buffers, determine plant placement, and outline a maintenance plan.

October 21st Mud Management: Record Rainfall – Record mud
Its always the right time to prepare for wet weather. Attend this workshop to develop a mud management plan. Design a confinement area for livestock, select footing material, estimate barn roof gutter and downspout needs based on rain water runoff, and develop a confinement schedule.

October 28th Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure!
Discover what’s possible based on your finances, time and ability. Attend this workshop to develop a manure composting and utilization plan. Estimate the volume of manure produces by livestock, design and construct livestock manure storage bunkers or composting bins, and develop a plan to spread composted manure on pastures.

November 4th Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer
Yes you can grow grass without weeds and meet your livestock forage needs – even on small acreage. Attend this workshop to developo a pasture management plan. Determine the grazing capacity of your pastures and lean how to manage grazing for optimal pasture production.

All workshops are FREE and open to everyone!

Register and receive directions from the King Conservation District at 425-282-1904, or paul.borne@kingcd.org

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About Country Cosmo

Country Cosmo doesn’t that say it all! I grew up in a small town, retired from Rodeo and now am an entrepreneur who can’t let go of her country roots!
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