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When it comes to making things grow on your land and raising happy, healthy animals, few things are more important than the actual soil the land is made of.

The state of Kentucky has a long, proud agricultural history and is well known for its production of different types of grains, corn, soybean, hay and wheat. The relatively flat but rolling landscape makes it especially productive for these crops to grow.

But more importantly (especially around Lexington) the land here is known for its livestock and of course, horses.

What Does Soil Quality Mean?

Well, soil quality really comes down to how well it does what we want it to do. The make up of different soil types across Kentucky are what make those regions so successful for different

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When you picture a Kentucky horse farm, there is almost certainly a particular type of fencing that immediately comes to mind.

The Classic Black Fence

The classic, black, 4-board fencing that can be found throughout Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.

And there’s a very good reason for this.

First off, the paint color - black paint simply lasts longer and shows wear better. You can get away with painting a black fence once every 5 years, whereas a similar fence painted white would require touch ups every 2 years likely.

Secondly, why four boards?

Well, horses will often put their heads through a 3-board fence to eat grass on the other side. An overreaction could cause them to pull their head away suddenly, removing multiple boards from the

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What to look for in a Kentucky horse barn

Buying a horse farm can sometimes feel overwhelming.

There are so many different parts to a farm that you have to consider.

And one of the most important aspects is the barn.

This is where both you and your horses will be spending a lot of time, so it’s important that it checks all the boxes.

To make your real estate journey as simple as possible, here is a guide on what to look for in a Kentucky Horse Barn:

The Size of the Barn

The size of the barn is one of the first things you’ll want to take note of when buying a Kentucky horse farm.

Of course, the barn should be large enough to account for all of your horses. But it should also account for your future goals.

Make sure the barn has more stalls than you currently need so

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lexington farm with red barn

Whether you're starting a hobby farm or a horse farm in Kentucky, you'll quickly learn that starting a farm isn't all rainbows and sunshine.

It can be difficult to get started and many new farmers might underestimate the challenges they face.

That being said, once you've overcome those hurdles, owning a farm can be incredibly rewarding. Keep reading to learn our top five tips for new farm owners.

Start Small

Starting small might be one of the biggest challenges most new farm owners face.

Once you've purchased your property in Georgetown, Lexington, or anywhere in between, you'll want everything up and running as soon as possible. Ideas for the land will be flowing freely. Try to start small and grow your farm over time.

This may be

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Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 14th.

 

This is a free, family-friendly festival in Downtown Lexington.

The St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington and is produced by Lexington Parks and Recreation and is sponsored by the Bluegrass Irish Society.

 The Shamrock Shuffle begins at 8 a.m. to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. 

The annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech Kentucky Ale tent is at 10:45 a.m at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. and follows Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street. 

At 11:30 a.m. McTeggart Irish Dancers begin

12 p.m. -The Bold Roberts perform

1 p.m. - The 41st Annual Alltech

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Article contributed by Jeff Anttila

If you’re looking for the sense of accomplishment that comes from working with your hands, being able to create something from nothing, and then having something tangible to show for all your efforts, a hobby farm might be your next great adventure.

Many hobby farmers consider the activity very rewarding. Harvesting your own produce you planted as seeds or raising little chicks into fully functioning farm animals creates an intense sense of accomplishment.

We think hobby farms are so great that we decided to put together a little guide on how to start your very own.

What exactly is a Hobby Farm?

 A hobby farm is typically a smaller scale farm that you start purely for the enjoyment of doing it, hence

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Crave Taco Week 

March 2-8, 2020

 

 

So many tacos…so little time! 

Who doesn't love tacos? They are fun to eat, the fillings are limitless, and they are available everywhere. I guess that’s why over 4.5 billion tacos are sold each year in the United States. That’s proof as to how much we crave tacos.

The Origin of the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.

Here are some Fun Facts for my taco connoisseurs:

  • Taco Tia was opened by Glen Bell in 1954, He also sold hot dogs and burgers. In 1962, Glen Bell made Taco Tia the first Mexican fast food franchise
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Mardi Gras!

 

Where Do you like to Eat & Celebrate Mardi Gras? Lexington has so many wonderful bars and restaurants.

 

  • Stop in Alfalfa on Fat Tuesday, February 25 and try their classic Red Beans and Rice at a special price of $5 from 10 am until 2 pm.
  • Bayou Bluegrass Catering will be holding their annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Copper Roux with a fresh Cajun style menu on Fat Tuesday, February 25 with multiple lunch and dinner seating times starting at 11 am until 7:30 pm.
  • Blue Door Smokehouse will feature a Smoked Etouffee with, you guessed it, smoked sausage and smoked chicken and served with rice for $8 bowl, $4 cup on Fat Tuesday, February 25.
  • Blue Stallion Brewing is bringing a little New Orleans to the heart of
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Image may contain: sky, tree and outdoorOn March 19, 2020 Castle and Key Distillery (4445 McCracken Pike, Versailles) is doing an exclusive preview from 6:30-8:30 pm.  This is worth the short trip to Versailles to see how they have restored the former Old Taylor Distillery.  When they purchased it everything was falling down and grown over- by at least 10 feet.  They had to be brave!  The end product is spectacular from the redone formal gardens to the crystal clear spring house to the immaculate recreation of the 1870s distillery.  They have brought this facility back to the spectacular show place that it once was!

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2019 turned out to be a good year for horse farm sales in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding counties.  The average selling price increased about 2% from $1,150,160 in 2018 to $1,172,627 in 2019.  The median selling price increased from $675,000 in 2018 to $725,000 in 2019.  Horse farm sales continue to be slow compared to residential sales in the area with the average days on the market increasing from 111 days in 2018 to 146 days in 2019.  The total volume of horse farm sales decreased from $67,859,453 in 2018 to $62,149,250 in 2019.  The strength in the market in 2019 was in the horse farm sales at or under $800,0000 with the average selling price increasing from $439,132 in 2018 to $448,172 in 2019.  The more expensive the horse farm, the more

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