Sunday, March 24, 2013

Poop Happens

A mornings haul
Do you know what you are looking at?

 Each night I put the cows in their
"bedroom" so I can rest easier, especially if
their are calves with them. Then in the morning I am rewarded with pies! lots of them.

Since my cows went dry I have been selling
their manure on Craigslist.

Actually I have been surprised at how many people are willing to pay for cow poop. Although I used to do the same( sometimes we forget to appreciate what we have).

I decided to try to sell their manure to try to find another way for the animals to pay their keep.

Yes, I have made more than what I am spending on them, so that is good. I even thought about taking some in bags to a local nursery,
Did you know a person has to have a license from the State Chemist to sell "fertilizer"?
It is a bit hazy as far as selling manure or worm castings (which are just worm poop) but the woman I spoke with advised me to go ahead and pay for the license, ( never wanting to miss out on a dollar! )

Anyway, as a Horticulturist I have always known how valuable this product is, in many parts of the world the cow manure is more important than the value of the meat or milk-
in fact the reason these animals are considered sacred in India is primarily because of the value of their poop! Check out this link-

If you are interested in getting some of this "gold" for your garden please contact me.
5.00 for a 50 lb feed bag full ( talk about recycling!)

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