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 Forsythia, Daffodils, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Crape Myrtles, Blackberries and Blueberries herald the coming of spring.  Pear, Apple, Cherry, Plum, Pecan, and Peach trees grow along the fences and creeks.   Pink and white Dogwoods, Redbuds, 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 Chinquapin trees, (a Chestnut variation) 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. 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.  These pastures are cross fenced by electrical tape fencing into 10 smaller pastures and the horses are rotated to a new pasture weekly.  As a pasture is vacated, the manure in that pasture is picked up. 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 flagged and spot sprayed with GRAZON. No large scale spraying is required to control weeds.  Electrical tape temporary fencing is use 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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