31 Aug


And cowcrap too! This is what the pile of muck looks like that a farmer piled up around one of his feed lots. That pile is a combination of hay, mud, and manure accumulated over an entire winter of feeding cows hay in a hayring.


You can see what the ground looks like after he scraped up the muck. If you look in the background, you can see another pile of manure in the other pasture. I know of 5 different places where there is a pile just like that, and I sure did want some of that. I had in my mind getting an entire dump truck load of this manure. I was going to spread it out and wet it down, add some more rotting hay, throw in a few handfuls of fertilizer to aid the composting process, then take my front end loader and pile it back up and let it compost for a few weeks  then repeat the process. By next Spring I would have a wonderful pile of composted manure for my garden. I would have bet you $100 that after the farmer found out I wanted some manure he would have told me to come get all I wanted, ,,,But he didn’t! He hoarded it all for himself! I would have lost that bet. Oh well, I’ll just keep looking.


4 Responses to “Bullcrap!”

  1. Pioneer Preppy August 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Interesting. Wonder what he thinks he is going to do with it?

    • doublebhomestead August 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      He says he spreads it on his fields on the spots where the topsoil has eroded. That is a good use for manure, but MY use would be better:)

  2. johnnyb46 September 1, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Midnight requisition?

    • doublebhomestead September 1, 2014 at 9:51 am #

      Hello Johnny, it would be bad to go to jail for stealing manure wouldn’t it? Besides, my technique would involve a dump truck and a front end loader. Kinda hard to be stealthy that way!

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