A wide variety of flowers and trees flourish at Three Creeks Farm.  There are numerous varieties of Antique Climbing Roses and wild roses. The blooms of Hydrangeas, Forsythia, Daffodils, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Crape Myrtles, Blackberries, Blueberries and various other blooming shrubs herald the coming of spring.  Pear, Apple, Cherry, Plum, and Peach trees grow along the fences and creeks and their are several varieties of Grape Vines.   Dogwoods,  Bradford Pear and Japanese Cherry trees add to the riot of color . American Elms, cloned from Dutch Elm Disease resistant stock thrive in the pastures. We are also experimenting with Wildbush Cherries, and the hybrid Dunstan Chestnut, a resistant form of the American Chestnut.  In the fall, the ridges to the Northwest are resplendent with fall colors.  The small pond behind the house is stocked with Bass and Georgia Giant Bluegills. Three Creeks Farm is managed as an environmentally sensitive ecosystem.  Since the pastures are bounded on three sides by creeks, a sixteen foot buffer zone is provided between the perimeter pasture fences and the creek banks.  The horses do not have access to the creeks.  Natural wild vegetation is encouraged on the creek banks to prevent erosion and as a habitat for birds and animals. We don’t burn anything….instead brush from tree and shrub trimming is used to create small brush piles in the woods and around the perimeter for small animal habitat, especially rabbits.  Our resident pair of Red Shouldered Hawks are appreciative…and keep the population down as well as controling rodents. The popularity of the bird feeders, Hummingbird feeders and Bluebird boxes are indicative of the health of the ecosystem.  The grass is mix of fescue, bermuda, broeme, miscellaneous seasonal grasses, and clover. The pasture is fenced and cross fenced by treated 5/4 deck boards on 4x6 treated posts into 6 pastures.  The horses are rotated to a new pasture periodically and the manure in the the pasture being used is picked up weekly. This prevents "roughs" and reduces the parasite and fly population. By the time the horses are returned to that pasture again, no sign of the manure remains. When the manure is being picked up, any noxious weeds are spot sprayed with GRAZON. No large scale spraying is required to control weeds.  Electrical tape temporary fencing is used to keep the horses out of bare spots that appear until they can be reseeded and recover.  Pastures are finish mowed every 7-10 days at 5 inches. Each pasture has an underground freeze proof faucet and a GFCI protected power connection for a water tank heater. Shade trees in the pastures are protected by board fencing.   
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