Solutions: Water Conservation, Quality, Management & Systems
Rain Barrel? Check. Leaks Fixed? Check. What Else is there to Do?
If you use a simple calculation for rainwater roof run-off (your annual rainfall in inches x the square footage of your structure x 0.62), you will see that even your small structures can generate thousands of gallons of clean water per year. Learn ways to recycle water from rain or snow and safely put it to use on your farm - perhaps you’ll even collect enough water to keep your arena dust-free next summer! In addition, learn other conservation tips that are easy on the pocketbook, your time and the environment.
Livestock and overgrazed pastures are often looked at as the villains of environmental integrity. But what if that wasn’t the case and good pasture management by horse and livestock owners could actually slow down or reverse climate change? Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing and managing small grazing areas.
Buying your first horse property can be daunting. Learn how to choose a place with good soil type, topography, location of structures and more, to avoid costly expenses down the road, and to have the place of your dreams.
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