Add a Little Nature!

Would you enjoy listening to the countless harmonies and tones of birdsong from your fields and around your house? The sound is complex, beautiful and incredibly relaxing. Happily, this and many other perks of nature can be created on your farm through the implementation of Best Management Practice (BMP) projects. BMP projects not only help improve your health, your horses’ health and the overall environmental health of your farm, they can also help save you money. There are many types of BMP projects and their benefits include improved water quality on and off the farm, natural habitat for terrestrial and aquatic species, soil fertility and soil water-holding capability, and reduced soil losses from erosion. This article will discuss some of the more common and economical BMPs to implement on your farm. Tree Planting Planting native trees and shrubs helps stabilize soil and reduce erosion, and their extensive root systems absorb…

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