How small of a space for spreading manure can I get away with?
I am so happy to say that after owning my farm for 12 years I finally got a tractor!! A nice shiny new green one!
What to do with the manure has always kind of been an issue. I have about 2 acres of woods that I have been dumping it in. It doesn't suck, but it's always been a temporary "fix". Have thought about going the dumpster route, or buying a dump trailer and hauling it off. Composting really wasn't an option since I did not have a tractor and I have no idea how to do it. My personal choice though would be to get a spreader and spread it. Spreading in the fields is not an option since I don't have enough to be able to close one for any length of time.
My question is, how small of a space can I get away with using only for spreading manure for about 6 horses? The woods are going to be cleared, so I was thinking setting aside a half acre would work? Would like to have at least one acre of it to be another little pasture space. Thoughts? Opinions? Or am I just totally clueless on this one?