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Buckets and buckets of horse manure

animated 5 gallon bucket method of moving compost
5 gallon bucket method continues to be an efficient solution for moving large quantities of horse manure from the neighbor's field to our compost pile.

This latest trip yielded almost 150 gallons of organic matter, which we traded a dozen eggs and one of our valuable butternut squashes for.

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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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That was quite a sacrafice giving up a butternut sqauash!
Comment by Sheila Wed Sep 15 23:11:14 2010
Wish I could get the cow/horse manure from the field across the street for the price of some eggs and squash!
Comment by Shannon Wed Sep 15 23:46:40 2010

Sheila --- I was shocked that Mark suggested it. :-)

Shannon --- That horse manure is twice as good as the chicken compost we get, in my opinion. So much good organic matter!

Comment by anna Thu Sep 16 08:01:30 2010

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