Go Green

Recycling Produces Beautiful Results

Farmers were the original environmentalists, realizing instinctively that preserving and enhancing the land is the best insurance for growing a good crop. Our goal is to utilize the farm's assets in the most efficient manner possible.

Recycling Fenceboards

This bar was custom made from recycled fence boards. The fence boards were planed to skim off some of the paint, exposing portions of the board with clean raw oak. After the new bar was constructed, the wood was simply sealed with clear polyurethane. Carpentry done by John King and Sons 859-621-5553
To use the fence boards for flooring, the boards are fully planed to raw fresh wood on both sides, then run through a joiner to make the width of each board identical. These boards can be sealed with clear polyurethane for a light color or stained with a darker color, like the floor in this photo. The feel of walking on real solid wood is so much better than walking on the wood veneer that is typically installed as a hardwood floor today. Carpentry done by John King and Sons 859-621-5553
This bar was custom made from recycled fence boards. The fence boards were planed to skim off some of the paint, exposing portions of the board with clean raw oak. After the new bar was constructed, the wood was simply sealed with clear polyurethane. Carpentry done by John King and Sons 859-621-5553
These pantry doors were created to look like doors one would see in a barn. The black iron hardware used to hang the doors accents the rustic look. Each piece of recycled fence board comes out looking different, adding to the unique appearance. Carpentry done by John King and Sons 859-621-5553
Here the men are replacing some of the fence planks with new boards. The old fence boards are placed on a flatbed trailer for removal.
The used boards are left in a pile, until such time as the old nails can be removed. A few inches on the ends of each board will be cut off to quickly remove the old nails. The nails in the center of the board will also be tapped out, so the boards can be safely planed. The straight boards or straight portions of boards will be stored indoors in a dry place. These boards will not be planed until they are needed for construction.

Recycling Hay

The hay that is baled on our farm is fed to the horses and used to bed their stalls. When the stalls are cleaned each day, the used bedding is placed in a spreader. The spreader is emptied in the cattle field, for the cows to eat. Feeding the Cows- These cattle will gain approximately 100 pounds per month, from December through April, while eating only the discarded stall bedding.
The hay that is baled on our farm is fed to the horses and used to bed their stalls. When the stalls are cleaned each day, the used bedding is placed in a spreader. The spreader is emptied in the cattle field, for the cows to eat. Feeding the Cows- These cattle will gain approximately 100 pounds per month, from December through April, while eating only the discarded stall bedding.
The hay that is baled on our farm is fed to the horses and used to bed their stalls. When the stalls are cleaned each day, the used bedding is placed in a spreader. The spreader is emptied in the cattle field, for the cows to eat. Feeding the Cows- These cattle will gain approximately 100 pounds per month, from December through April, while eating only the discarded stall bedding.
Rather than paying to haul off the used stall bedding to a landfill or other disposal site, our bedding is recycled by the cattle to produce beautiful healthy hormone free beef.
All off our fields have been completely renovated, eliminating the fescue and noxious weeds, then seeded with bluegrass and orchard grass. The fields are periodically fertilized, limed, reseeded, and sprayed for any new weeds. Rather than mowing and discarding the grasses, we bale the fields twice per year.

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