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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Homesteading.

For this BB, you will be spreading manure/compost on a pasture!

Here is a related video:


Minimum requirement:
  - 2 cubic yards of manure (may be completed in several sessions - please just post one time though)

To document your completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
 - the pasture and the manure/compost before spreading
 - part way through spreading the manure/compost on the pasture
 - the pasture with manure/compost spread on it
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I spread about 50 cubic yards of chicken manure on the pasture today - a nasty job for sure.  I can still smell/taste it as it is burned into my nostrils after about 5 hours of spreading and 3 hours of washing equipment. But there really is no comparable fertilizer, this stuff produces lush green grass and lasts all year unlike commercial fertilizer I used once and it barely made the grass green and after a few months I couldn't even tell that I had applied it.  I think it just washed down into the subsoil past the roots.




EDIT: Forgot to add after pic of manure pile.
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Manure pile before spreading.
Manure pile before spreading.
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Manure pile before spreading.
Manure pile before spreading.
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Pasture before spreading.
Pasture before spreading.
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Manure spreader before.
Manure spreader before.
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Loading the spreader.
Loading the spreader.
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Pasture 1 after spreading.
Pasture 1 after spreading.
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Pasture 2 after spreading.
Pasture 2 after spreading.
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Pasture 3 after spreading.
Pasture 3 after spreading.
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The mess to wash.
The mess to wash.
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So thankful for having a cab.
So thankful for having a cab.
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After spreading, manure piles gone.
After spreading, manure piles gone.
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