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post #1 of 15 Old 11-10-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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What do I do with all this manure?

I have two horses that are not living with me. I have a mountain of manure and know it is not safe to keep piling it up. Any ideas on how to dispose of this?
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-10-2013, 01:21 PM
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Have you tried giving it away or burning it?
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-10-2013, 01:27 PM
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Friends/neighbors that garden? "Free Horse Manure" ad on Craiglist? To you it's a pile of crap, to gardeners it's a valuable resource

(Which is actually how I wound up riding horses. Bought my house & land about 15 years ago, so that I could have a BIG garden. Neighbors had a couple of horses, so I asked if I could get some free manure. Became buddies with the horses, and eventually good friends with the humans, who nagged me until I finally got my own horse.)
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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I know most people with small ranches will spread the manure on the pastures and fields in the fall as fertilizer for the spring.
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-10-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I just posted on craigslist. I will use some of it on a new property as soon as I get the land ready. Thanks everyone! It is piling up.
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Next time make sure you keep manure separate two weeks after worming or after any meds or if certain supplements are given. Most people don't want that in their gardens.

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post #7 of 15 Old 11-12-2013, 10:28 AM
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try finding a place that will let you dump it, thats what we do. we have a trailer that we usually let sit for a week while we keep fillling it. (have 8 horses) and then it gets taken off and dumped and brought back.

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post #8 of 15 Old 11-12-2013, 02:09 PM
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- Post on The Freecycle Network All the recyclers will come and take it all away. At our place, we've even given them manure forks and wheelbarrows and they pick up the pastures, too.
- See if there are any mushroom growers around. Horse manure and peed on hay is what they compost to grow mushrooms.

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-12-2013, 04:21 PM
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I know most people with small ranches will spread the manure on the pastures and fields in the fall as fertilizer for the spring.
Absolutely, That is a pile of gold sitting there! Best thing you can do for your pastures is to compost it and spread it back out there.
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-13-2013, 10:51 AM
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when I worked on a dude string just outside of a large city, we called the local garbage collection, they brought us a dumpster. They charged us for the rental but not the pickup. Yes, they made composted fertilizer to sell and we did not have to deal with the poop.
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