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Hauling horse manure

5 gallon buckets of manure in truck

We filled the truck up with buckets of horse manure today.

Our first load of the season and it went smoothly.

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Hi Mark and Anna,

I am curious how much manure you use each year?

Gallons, pounds, buckets. How many acres or square feet?

One of my friends said he used about 300 bales of hay for each acre he farmed. Seems high to me?

That said, I guess we are all grass farmers :).


Comment by John Thu Jun 5 10:06:12 2014

Have you guys thought about a tractor? I am eyeing a Power-Trac PT-422 with the front loading bucket attachment. More like a dream for me, as my little dumpwagon will have to do on our small stead.

FYI, Power-Trac is manufactured in Tazwell, VA, which should not be too far from you.

Comment by Matthew Wed Jul 30 18:45:16 2014

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime