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Post  landarch on 8/19/2012, 3:28 pm

Got a free load of horse manure with bedding material early this morning at a boarding/ rescue facility in Kansas City...probably will more than quadruple the size of my compost pile to use next year...a good workout too.Work First, Play Second Free_p11

Then had a picnic in the shade of our giant bur oak trees...along with the only surviving watermelon from the SFG...
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Post  Kelejan on 8/19/2012, 8:08 pm

Wonderful, landarch. As you say, a lot of work to do but at least you are unloading it. Did you load it yourself?
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Post  landarch on 8/19/2012, 10:53 pm

The horse facility loaded it quickly with a small john deere tractor...took about a minute. I had to unload it by shovel/ wheelbarrow at home...didn't want to drive my truck across the lawn.

We have had little to no rain for months...the compost pile at the horse facility was bone dry and dusty even 5-6' down in the pile. I watered the new pile at home for about 3 hours and when I checked it, it was only wet down about an inch or so. Needless to say, we need some fall rain. Hopefully the pile will decompose through the fall (not sure about winter) so I can use it next spring.

I also stopped by several Starbucks and picked up five large bags of coffee grounds this evening...layered it on the manure. It was a good day.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/20/2012, 8:20 am

Definitely sounds like a good day! okay

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Post  landarch on 8/22/2012, 12:23 pm

funny how a little bit of water and turning, a bone dry compost pile turns into a steaming pile of poo and straw overnight. I need to buy a soil thermometer.
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Post  Turan on 8/22/2012, 12:30 pm

Did you ask about herbicides in the hay?
I am paranoid about that. Don't want to be burned twice and it seems a problem getting more common.

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Post  landarch on 8/22/2012, 12:40 pm

I need to ask... they said that gardeners have been picking up material from them for a long time and they love it and keep coming back for more year after year.
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