The Night Pasture
In 2017 we implemented a structural BMP at the residence of Jim and Karen Householder, an equestrian facility in Grand Gorge, NY. They needed a covered feeding area with an attached manure stacking area to allow the manure and feed waste to be collected and stored under dry conditions for spreading in accordance with the farm’s nutrient management plan. The farm has 30+ horses with an existing Heavy Use Area Pad and is adjacent to the Bear Kill (stream), which flows into the Schoharie Reservoir.
“The project is amazing in so many ways. The technical assistance and contractors that built our project were constantly concerned with our needs. The quality of construction is phenomenal, the amount of light coming in through the new clear panels is great for the animals. We can now feed in a clean area, and the paddock manure can be cleaned much easier. We no longer have to haul water with the new troughs. We have absolutely nothing to complain about, very happy!”  -Jim & Karen Householder, Night Pasture Horse Farm, Grand Gorge, NY