In 2014, Soil Stewardship was approached by a couple in Parker, Colorado who decided they wanted to start composting manure from their two horses. We designed a composting system on their property using five bins and started the process with some Fort Collins leaves, as composting began before any local leaves could be collected. We are hoping to add some worms to this system too, as vermicompost makes the very best tea for application to pastures.
“We moved out of the metro area to a 5 1/4 acre parcel of land outside of Parker. This afforded us more land and an opportunity to get my wife’s horse out of public boarding. I had read that composting horse manure reduced the bulk up to 50% and helped control flies; plus you get a bonus: compost! Kathy came highly recommended as a compost expert. After telling her my needs, she came up with a five bin design complete with a materials list. Once I had the materials on hand, she rounded up someone to drill post holes and set the posts. Afterward she even offered to help build the bins. Once the bins were built, she brought down plenty of information on composting and a share of her leaf supply to get me off to a good start. Kathy also has given me a hand in managing weeds on our property. Kathy is clearly passionate about composting and is a wealth of knowledge and an invaluable resource. With her help we’re off to a good start.”
Owners, Parker Horse Farm