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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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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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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

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