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Old 02-22-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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I live near IF, just north of Hyde Park. Today there is a smell in the air that is very much like a giant truckload of spilled horse manure or dog poo. Like, overpowering. I know it sounds crazy. Anybody else smell it?
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Is this a regular thing or just right now? Could be some sort of spring fertilizing and on a windy day the aroma could travel further than one might think. By the way, horse manure and dog poo smell VERY differently, as they should, since one is an herbivore and the other an omnivore with carnivore leanings.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Is this a regular thing or just right now? Could be some sort of spring fertilizing and on a windy day the aroma could travel further than one might think. By the way, horse manure and dog poo smell VERY differently, as they should, since one is an herbivore and the other an omnivore with carnivore leanings.
It's not a regular thing at all. This is the first time. My dog even noticed it from inside the house. I've never seen her get so freaked out by a smell outside. It smells like something rotting like when potatoes get all maggoty. Kinda like manure, but more pungent.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Have any of your neighbors had a load of compost delivered? Some of the local blends of compost can have cow or turkey manure in them, they can be pungent intially, but dissipate quickly.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Have any of your neighbors had a load of compost delivered? Some of the local blends of compost can have cow or turkey manure in them, they can be pungent intially, but dissipate quickly.
Yeah. That makes sense. Lot's of people garden around here. Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Could be a dead pedestrian who didn't use the crosswalk properly.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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It's those smelly stealth-dorms.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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I vote compost.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Have any of your neighbors had a load of compost delivered? Some of the local blends of compost can have cow or turkey manure in them, they can be pungent intially, but dissipate quickly.
Some of the local blends of compost have poop in them ( sewage sludge). They call it Dillo Dirt because it sounds cute, but it does have an odor. Dillo Dirt from Austin Water Utility - AustinTexas.gov
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Some of the local blends of compost have poop in them ( sewage sludge). They call it Dillo Dirt because it sounds cute, but it does have an odor. Dillo Dirt from Austin Water Utility - AustinTexas.gov
Yep...and a little rain midweek won't help a bit!
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