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Old 01-16-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Just moved to the Trexlertown/Breinigsville area and noticed a distinct "farm smell" in the air lately. Is this normal? Are there actually farms in the area or just an odd (bad) smell?
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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I was out at the velodrome today but didn't smell anything that caught my attention. But to answer your question, yes there are farms in the immediate area and there can be occasional smells. There are pockets of farmland in between all the development all around that area.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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You better get used to it. Everybody that comes from NJ/NY complain about it. The farms were here long before they were.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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Yay for farms! Often the smell comes when the farmers are spreading their manure. It takes a couple of days to seep into the soil.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Yes, that is a normal, annual smell in that area from actual farms.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the heads up. I haven't seen any farms so I wasn't too sure.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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You moved to Trexlertown and you haven't seen any farms?? Trexlertown PA - Google Maps
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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I remember when i went to visit my ant in southern pa back in November, when i broad the train in Newark the Air smelled Clean , when i got off in Exton , it smelled like a Farm. I call it the "Keystone Smell" its strong near the Amish country and weaker towards the urban centers.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Not really a PA thing, it's a farm thing! Those darn cows!
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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Yup - that would be "cow poo" you are smelling! We moved here 2 years ago and have come to love the farm smell. Yea, in the spring it can get a little strong, but it's no biggie.

There are lots of farms here and I love to watch them grow!
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