I am closing on 6 acres withing a couple weeks. It has an old tobacco barn. One side was used for cattle at some point as the ground is covered in old cow patties. This is about a 45' x 15' area. The house has been vacant for about 8 years. What should I do with this old cow manure? Mix it into a compost pile with dry leaves and fresh cut yard waste? Is it okay to use? Should I be concerned with it at all?
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Carbon is good. Aged carbon is all the better. Aged carbon that once came out of a cows butt --- the best.
Are you concerned about medications that the cows may have been taking? I would imagine that even if the cows were on meds, after it's aged in the sun and rain, there wouldn't be much left to be concerned about.
"The rule of no realm is mine. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, these are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task if anything that passes through this night can still grow fairer or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I too am a steward. Did you not know?" Gandolf
Farmers know to never drive a tractor near a honey locust tree. But a tiny ad is okay:
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