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Holy Shit

Holy ShitI saved up a few special books as treats to take along on our recent cruise, one of which was Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon.  I have to admit that I was partly saving the book because it made me laugh to envision reading a book called Holy Shit on a cruise, but I was also really looking forward to learning more about one of my favorite forms of biomass.  I've thoroughly enjoyed several of Gene Logsdon's other books, like Small-Scale Grain Raising, so I figured I was in for a treat.

Unfortunately, Holy Shit let me down.  I was hoping for some data and hands-on information that would help me use manure more effectively on our homestead, but the book was instead an extended rant on how our society is broken because we throw away our manure.  I kept my pen poised on my notebook for hours, and couldn't come up with a single tip to write down and pass on to you folks.  If you're interested in reading Gene Logsdon's latest book, I recommend you check it out of your local library as light reading rather than seeking any answers in its pages.

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