by Brigita McKelvie
Many are looking for ways to save our earth and environment by going green. Those of us with horse properties can take these simple steps to help preserve this earth.
- Compost horse manure.Composted horse manure makes great fertilizer. It has lots of nutrients in it. Local gardeners are more than happy to take it and spread it over their gardens. Composted manure also makes great fertilizer for hay and crop fields, and pastures. Put some on your own garden and see how well the flowers and vegetables grow. And it is all natural. My garden produced the best plants in the neighborhood using horse manure. Do make sure the manure has aged at least for one year, though.
- Collect rain water. Conserve on using your well water by collecting rain water from your downspouts. The rain water can be used to water plants, wash vehicles and trailers, etc.
- Monitor the tires on your vehicles. Keep an eye on the tire pressure. Your vehicle will get better gas mileage when the tires have maximum pressure as recommended by the manufacturer. Proper wheel alignment will also improve the fuel economy.
- Invite bats to live at the barn. One bat can catch 1,000 mosquitoes within one evening. Imagine what several bats can do. The mosquito population will be greatly decreased on the horse property without using any dangerous chemicals and its harmful effects on humans and animals.
- Collect rags at the barn. Recycle the old t-shirts, towels and dishtowels to use as rags. Rags have many uses at the barn, such as wiping down horses, tack, boots, grooming tools, etc.
- Recycle the old Nikes and running shoes. They can be dropped off at your local Nike store. The shoes will be transformed into material used on playground and athletic surfaces.
- Create an area for wildlife. Allow areas where brush and leaves can accumulate, allowing for wildlife to nest.
- Organize a tack swap. Get together with an organization, friends or barn mates to organize a tack swap to get rid of all those items that are no longer used or don’t fit. Chances are someone else will have a use for them. Or, another option would be to donate the items to a non-profit such as a rescue. They always have use for the items.
I am sure there are many more ways we can help to preserve our earth for future generations. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.
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