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Horse manure hauling

  5 gallon bucket manure montage

One manure lesson we learned this year was the 5 gallon bucket method. It makes the portions easy to handle and load into the back of the minivan. The haul in this picture is a typical amount we get in trade for a dozen fresh eggs from some friendly neighbors down the road.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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