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Old 17.04.2012, 09:53
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

Yet more pedantry:

Sewage is treated fecal matter; manure is not treated.

Either way...I'd swap your twice yearly smell for my daily 'full nappy' smell in a heartbeat.
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Old 17.04.2012, 10:09
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Yet more pedantry:

Sewage is treated fecal matter; manure is not treated.

Either way...I'd swap your twice yearly smell for my daily 'full nappy' smell in a heartbeat.
However, raw sewage is NOT treated (hence the word "raw")!

However, the stuff they spray on fields is fermented and aged, like a fine wine.

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Old 17.04.2012, 10:15
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

First of all, you can't find a better friend than a farmer, if you hit it off right, nor a worst enemy if you hit it off wrong.

Secondly, manure, solid or wet, is natural fertilizer that has never seen a sewer and therefore not sewage.

When I lived in SZ I was surrounded by farms, made friends with them all, waved or greeted them always when passing by. One ten year-old farmer's son was fascinated by computers, so I built him one out of my last generation parts, something very easy for me. He and his family were so simply amazed and grateful it brings tears to my eyes remembering it.

Several times a week I found fresh eggs, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, salad, whatever the seasonal produce, in quantities greater than I could possibly eat, on my kitchen doorstep. When plowing their roads in Winter, they plowed my drive too. Etc., etc., etc., no thought of payment, just smiles, talk about the weather, the badger, cats, dogs, Reh, Gempsen, why is the sky blue.

...so get off your high horse and act like a good neighbor, you'd starve if it weren't for the farmers.
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First of all, you can't find a better friend than a farmer, if you hit it off right, nor a worst enemy if you hit it off wrong.

Secondly, manure, solid or wet, is natural fertilizer that has never seen a sewer and therefore not sewage.

When I lived in SZ I was surrounded by farms, made friends with them all, waved or greeted them always when passing by. One ten year-old farmer's son was fascinated by computers, so I built him one out of my last generation parts, something very easy for me. He and his family were so simply amazed and grateful it brings tears to my eyes remembering it.

Several times a week I found fresh eggs, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, salad, whatever the seasonal produce, in quantities greater than I could possibly eat, on my kitchen doorstep. When plowing their roads in Winter, they plowed my drive too. Etc., etc., etc., no thought of payment, just smiles, talk about the weather, the badger, cats, dogs, Reh, Gempsen, why is the sky blue.

...so get off your high horse and act like a good neighbor, you'd starve if it weren't for the farmers.

isnt manure cow poo? its really not that bad, especially once it dries out
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Old 17.04.2012, 11:33
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

My dad and his friends used to play street hockey with frozen cow or horse poo in winter when they were young.

Definitely not that bad.
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Old 17.04.2012, 11:41
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My dad and his friends used to play street hockey with frozen cow or horse poo in winter when they were young.

Definitely not that bad.
they were lucky, why when I were a lad it weren't frozen.


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Old 17.04.2012, 11:48
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they were lucky, why when I were a lad it weren't frozen.



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Old 18.04.2012, 14:13
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My dad and his friends used to play street hockey with frozen cow or horse poo in winter when they were young.

Definitely not that bad.
We used to play in the street with the severed goats heads when we lived in the middle east. There was some event every year they celebrated that involved slaughtering goats. When mum found out (no doubt suspicion aroused by the smell), she went completely off the deep end.

Then the next day we'd play "dare", by trying to see who could get closest to the about-to-be-closed-up pit where all the headless bodies lay without being repelled by the smell and flies. Doesn't sound too bad? Bear in mind it was normally 35'c...
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Old 18.04.2012, 14:25
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We used to play in the street with the severed goats heads when we lived in the middle east. There was some event every year they celebrated that involved slaughtering goats. When mum found out (no doubt suspicion aroused by the smell), she went completely off the deep end.

Then the next day we'd play "dare", by trying to see who could get closest to the about-to-be-closed-up pit where all the headless bodies lay without being repelled by the smell and flies. Doesn't sound too bad? Bear in mind it was normally 35'c...

...and going back to manure...
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Old 18.04.2012, 14:49
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We used to play in the street with the severed goats heads when we lived in the middle east.
So THAT's why the goat I got for Easter dinner had no head!

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Old 18.04.2012, 15:07
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

What you can do is starting a refferendum . Which makes it law (Constitutional) that farmers have to store manure in ther living room . All You need are 10000 signitures
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Old 18.04.2012, 15:10
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What you can do is starting a refferendum . Which makes it law (Constitutional) that farmers have to store manure in ther living room . All You need are 10000 signitures
I've heard in certain parts of Canada ( kwi'bec & new brunswick mostly ) that is a common practice.
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Old 18.04.2012, 15:15
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Quite, not surprising to me either (law degree not withstanding but living next to some of these animals grazing in the fields in the summer) but as the OP had (1) mentioned the nuisance of spraying in the summertime and (2) had got a little stroppy at his perception of people being sarcastic in their replies, I thought it sensible to treat this particular concern seriously and to address it.
I did

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I can beat that.

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I can beat that.

And all this time I thought that was a Fassnacht mask.
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

OK maybe I am crazy but actually the manure they are spraying is not that bad smelling, just try having a talk with the guy and ask him to be a bit more careful.
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Old 18.04.2012, 15:24
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Collecting signatures ???
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Old 18.04.2012, 15:25
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Old 18.04.2012, 17:44
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

There ya go! Get used to the healty 'landluft' people spend a fortune on it at St. Moritz.
http://www.umwelt.sg.ch/home/Themen/...en_Winter.html
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Old 18.04.2012, 18:34
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Re: Farmers Spraying Manure next to our house

Apart from the smell there doesn't seem to be of a problem. Just be thakful they are not spraying pesticides and chemical fertilisers. At least you don't have to put up with a lot of cows grazing next to your house with those really noisy bells
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