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Old 02-11-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Not necessarily in this order, but peat, coir, compost, perlite, and vermiculite. I can feel when it's a good mix. I'd keep playing with it until it felt right.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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I don't care about the smell from the chickens, ...

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It's been said that the whole world is divided into two camps: those that don't like the smell of horse manure, and those that do.


I miss the smell of horse manure. I vaguely remember it from my childhood. I haven't had a sense of smell since age 7 when I displayed a distinct lack of wisdom by knocking down a line drive with my face. I'm not naturally this ugly. I had to work at it.


BTW- nice spread in the picture. Good luck with it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:56 PM
Status: "ready for spring" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Western KY
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It's been said that the whole world is divided into two camps: those that don't like the smell of horse manure, and those that do.


I miss the smell of horse manure. I vaguely remember it from my childhood. I haven't had a sense of smell since age 7 when I displayed a distinct lack of wisdom by knocking down a line drive with my face. I'm not naturally this ugly. I had to work at it.


BTW- nice spread in the picture. Good luck with it.
Most farm animals I've never had an issue with smell, except hogs. They are NASTY!!!!

Heck, even skunks aren't as bad as hog crap, lol.

Thanks, we are slowly making it ours.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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I have access to a lot of aged horse manure.

I use:
1/2 horse manure,
1/4 sand,
1/4 peat,
You are so lucky.......I wish I could find where to buy horse manure. I usually buy cow manure, but they tell me that the horses have better ones......could it be because they are male?
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You are so lucky.......I wish I could find where to buy horse manure. I usually buy cow manure, but they tell me that the horses have better ones......could it be because they are male?
These are mares and geldings, I dont think they have any stallions.
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Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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You are so lucky.......I wish I could find where to buy horse manure. I usually buy cow manure, but they tell me that the horses have better ones......could it be because they are male?

Look up "Riding Stables" in your area-- they usually have to pay to have it hauled away and offer it to gardeners for free, or search "Free horse manure near me."


Cows are ruminants- four stomachs, chew their cud- so the end product is almost liquid when it comes out- not much fiber (dried, they make great frisbees or bases for a softball game- just don't slide head first). Horse manure is much more fibrous- much better for physical quality of soil.
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