Sunday, May 31, 2009

Where Does all that Manure Go??

As you can imagine, we have more than our fair share of horse manure, old straw, shavings and more. The animals put out more than 100 tons of manure over the last 12 months.

So, how do we deal with it? Well we have two ways, one is in the following video, spreading it on our crops, the other, selling it to kind folks such as yourselves, farmers that are farming organically and anybody else that wants a good quality compost. This helps to bring in program funding for the Sanctuary and aligns with our mission to become completely sustainable.

Thank you to Ray Reichley for the use of his time and equipment in hauling and spreading this on the fields. As you can tell, we are going to be in need of equipment in order to further this project for the Sanctuary, we were fortunate to have Ray's help this time.

Remember the Cortez Babies!

The rescued yearlings from Cortez are still residing at the Sanctuary, they are beautiful and will begin their training after the 18 Arabians have been worked through. Here is the latest video!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bint Bint Shafar; Video of one of 18 Arabians

This is Bint Bint Shafar, she is one of the 18 Arabians recently saved by Denkai Animal Sanctuary.

Arabs: Lady Josephine

This video is of Katrina Stowasser working with Lady Josephine, National Show Horse, one of the 18 Arabians recently saved by Denkai Animal Sanctuary.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Housing Options available for Sanctuary!

Reflections for Youth has made us an offer can not refuse! As you may be aware, our facilities at Denkai are very limited regarding office space and options for housing workers and visitors. Thanks to Reflections for Youth, ( a not for profit organization located in the Loveland/Berthoud, CO area, our option for additional housing is now a reality.

Denkai has the opportunity to purchase two modular classroom buildings that are completely plumbed, have furnaces and water heaters on board, electric is already wired and they have never been used. These will work very well for housing. Denkai is working on permits needed and other necessary paperwork that will allow installation of these buildings at the Sanctuary and would provide much needed facilities for workers, volunteers and visitors.

We need your help to accomplish this. We can purchase both of these buildings for $1,000, normal cost would be $10,000 per unit. We have a hauler that is going to help us at cost, estimated at $2,000, again normally we would have had to pay close to $20,000 to move these buildings.