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Jewell Hemenway
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Any ideas what I am doing wrong? I have been attempting bokashi this last year. The fermenting process goes well. Veggie and chicken bones smelled and looked well pickled. Reminded me of the sell of silage for cattle. Some buckets did have to sit sealed outside for a few months before I could get to garden work. The trouble is when I tried to bury it in the garden for the final decomposing. My dogs found it irresistible. Even the liquid spilling on the soil would attract both dogs and flys.

I have put the last two buckets of fermented bokashi layered with soil in locking lidded metal garbage cans with air holes to avoid dogs eating or digging it up. Hopefully it will decompose enough for me to safely put it in the garden. If my dogs like it this much I know the rats, possums and raccoons will too. Am I the only one to have this problem with bokashi? About ready to just go back to only composting yard greens.
 
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Dogs come from a long line of scavengers. When you smell meat that is a little or a lot rotten, you want to run away and/or throw up. Your digestive system is not designed for it.

Dogs on the other hand love meat (and other stuff) that has been "aged" well past the point that a human could eat it. I wouldn't be surprised if they ever get access to it they will roll around in it because they like the smell so much.

To them, it's like a cross between Chanel #5 and a cheeseburger.

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Jewell Hemenway
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Troy, that was my general observation...oh the joys of living as an urbanite. I was hoping that since I didn't mine the smell of bokashi processed waste it wouldn't be such a temptation to critters. Darn.
 
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There are worse things they could find/dig up/roll around in. Dead deer for example.

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