Questions about horse poo [merged]
Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:44 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:47 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:12 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:25 AM
what if she already has a compost mix she likes. but has some horse nuggets. not enough for a big pile. just enough for one bin. how would she prep those fresh/semi fresh nuggets to add to her existing compost?
Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:49 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:15 AM
I don't mind the smell of fresh farm poo either, it doesn't stink like that human crap!
Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:24 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:37 AM
I plan on dedicating an entire day to horse shit.
If I'm going to be collecting horse shit all day,
I want to know exactly what I'm looking for so I don't have to do it again.
I believe this to be the rational course of action.
At the moment, collecting horse dookie is actually near the top of my priority list.
Historically, it has been a priority to avoid all types of shit.
I'm no longer certain that my priorities are in order.
Now isn't the time to prioritize.
I'll do that after I collect a ton of shit.
Are there any special tactics to be used in the collection of horse poop?
Can I simply buy horse manure and let it dry?
If so, is this as effective as hand picked shit?
Can it be bought in the condition that I need?
I assume that it can not.
What qualities and characteristics should I be looking for in the nuggets?
I'm thinking about asking a boarder if I can do some collecting.
My only concern is that I would be told, "no", due to liability concerns such as a horse kick to the head.
I been riding horseback beginning at age 7.
I received free lessons from my friend's Mom, who owns stables and boards horses, before she would let my friend and I ride without her tagging along.
Good deal, huh?
Anyway, my point is that I know how to handle a horse.
That being said, and assuming that the type I can buy isn't the kind I want...
I hate stealing, even if it's just horse shit.
But I will if I have to.
My area's economic mainstay is agriculture.
There are plenty of places that no one would ever notice me collecting shit...
As a youngster I had rock salt fired at me. I never got hit, but I've seen firsthand how much it hurts...
And rock salt sounds exactly the same as lead shot.
I don't intend for this to happen to me again as an adult.
What exactly am I looking for?
A high resolution close-up of a proper pie would be wonderful.
I have just been informed that my headlights are turned on.
Damn, gotta go.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:57 AM
Ohhh and I have been shot by rock salt as a kid! Me and my brother fucking around on this property that belongs to nuns. The caretaker was an ass and shot us with damn rocksalt. Hurt horribly.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 10:59 AM
nice timing on this thread
i've been in negotiation for a ton of horse shit
for a couple weeks now,
hopefully the deal happens soon.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:56 AM
put in the horse stalls. There's usually a pile of it somewhere near the stables.
The horses shit in the straw and they clean it out every week, more or less depending
on the stable.
The straw / poo pile is a perfect union of straw and shit, dig down a bit and get the
old stuff on the bottom. Looks like rich brown dirt with peices of straw in it.
I too like the smell of ruminant dung - grew up on a farm, so it brings me back :)
Random hand-warmers left in the field will work well too, but won't have the same
consistency, as it's difficult to discern the age of the individual pile.
Find that stable pile and you'll hit pay-dirt, if you'll pardon the expression.
In my experience, stable owners are more than happy to let you dig around in their
shit and will let you cart off as much as you want so long as you don't mess around
near the horses.
It also REALLY helps if you look clean and sober when you show up.
Save the colorful shirts and ratty shorts for home, tell 'em you're starting an
organic garden, tell 'em your wife is pregnant and crazy, and insists on using horse
dung in her garden (that one works for a lot of stuff IME :) ) just don't mention
fungus of any sort and you'll be AOK...
Posted 22 April 2005 - 02:11 PM
Last night I got my first haircut since June '04
Posted 22 April 2005 - 05:22 PM
are people looking to collect white colored nuggets? i thought that was a poo nugget that had everything sapped out of it. is the consistancy of the nugget supposed to be britle and crumbly?
i thought you looked for brown nugs, and let them dry out. do these nuggets dry out to be the white ones, or are the white ones too far gone?
god, who thought this shit could be so difficult
someone get me a laxative
oh one more question. as mentioned earlier, am i correct in saying that just letting horse poo sit in a container or on the floor will allow it to leech. and eventually be useable? like say in a few weeks. doesnt the person have to add lime or something?
lets say that my friend has a pillowcase full of poo nugs some are fresh from that day and others are a few days old. none are white. she can just lay them out on paper in her basement, and allow them to dry out and amonia out? and she will know they are ready to use by the lack of smell and texture being crumbly?
Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 01:23 AM
Free aged horse manure (wood chips used in stalls) - you must load and haul.
No restriction on amount. Easy to access.
This is obviously from stalls and not from a field. This means it will contain wood shavings and urine. Do you think that this will be OK or should I ask them to let me pick up some chips from the field?
Can I use it straight or should I pasteurize it first. I will be spawning from popcorn and casing with verm/coir.
Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:43 AM
then pasturize it.
Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:05 AM
The woodchips shouldn't matter, I have them in my manure too. I use pasutre and stall horse manure. They have both worked fine for me.