At any given time we have 10-25 horses on the farm! We are in desperate need of a manure pit! This will help keep down flies, parasites and smell etc. IT will also allow us to be able to spread the manure on the fields which will help with fertilization!
Approximate cost: $2500-5000
We currently have old fencing as perimeter and cross-fencing on the rescue farm. Portions of rotten board, sagging field fence and wind-blown electric are hap-hazardly strew around the farm. We do have a cost-share grant with NRCS to provide a portion of the expense to put up new fencing. As seen in this picture we have funded a small section of 1 paddock (about 700'), we are lacking about 850' more of having this paddock completed! We are anxiously awaiting more funding to really get this Fence Project up and going this spring!
The fencing being installed is an electric combination of 1 strand of wide tape at the top for better visibility and 2-4 strands of coated hi-tensile wire underneath. We are using round wood posts that are pounded into the ground and solar fence boxes to keep it electrified in power outages and use less enegery.
Want to help us with our Fencing Project? Donate! You can donate the cost-share portion for 250-1000' and we will put up a sign along the section of fence, as well as our website, in your name or maybe in the honor or memory of someone special to you.
- Total estimated cost = $2.50/ft installed
- Cost-Share Grant coveres $1.90/ft of the cross-fencing installed
- Portion we need funding for is roughly $0.60/ft installed
- We need a total of 850' more to finish our first paddock = $510
- We need a grand total just shy of 7,000' of fencing = $4,200