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Post  WardinWake on 7/15/2010, 8:02 pm

Howdy Folks:

Today Mary and I took our dog to the groomers (first time in my life to do something like that) and hello, what do I see? Goats. And what else is there? A nice pile of almost finished goat compost. A quick intro to the owner and a "what you gonna do with dat stuff in the pile there" question. Answer, "We have all we can use you want some"?. Now how could I resist a free 1/2 truck load of finished (almost) compost. This fall will find an even better blend of composts to go into our SFG.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

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Post  boffer on 7/15/2010, 8:17 pm

Nobody has a better nose for free compost/compostibles than you, Ward! fun veggie Given what goats eat, I wonder if anything unusual is in the output? who?me?

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Post  martha on 7/15/2010, 9:26 pm

That is a good question, Boffer. I used to live next door to goats whose fence was in disrepair.....everything they say about them is true!

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Post  camprn on 7/15/2010, 11:04 pm

@martha wrote:That is a good question, Boffer. I used to live next door to goats whose fence was in disrepair.....everything they say about them is true!
+1 we used to have goats and it's all true. Nice score Ward. cheers

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Post  Ha-v-v on 7/16/2010, 9:10 am

Ward! fun veggie Given what goats eat, I wonder if anything unusual is in the output? who?me?

We used to raise dairy goats. I loved them. Well a friend's goat had got into her garden and ate her tomato plants !!! Ok she didnt think anything of it, until they drank her milk a day later!!! My friend said she spit that out so fast and had to use spoons full of peanut butter to rid the taste. Now being picky about the milk I freaked and made sure those goats were always eating good oats !!!
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Post  Weedless_ on 7/16/2010, 10:58 am

This is a nice find, to say the least. I am a typical city sleeker, and can't muster my courage to post on our company's forum that I will get their rabbit poop off their hands. Too embarrassed, though I am very close to doing it anyway! It just can't be that out of 2500 employees noone keeps the rabbits at home... Embarassed

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Post  junequilt on 7/16/2010, 5:59 pm

My name is junequilt, and I'm a compulsive composter.

Got a truckfull of leaves? A pile of horse hockey? Grass clippings? Even cardboard boxes are grist for the compost mill.

DH gets mad at me sometimes because I bring home what he thinks of as other people's garbage, but it all cooks!

I'm thinking it's time to pay the South Carolina Farmer's Market a visit and pick up a couple sacks of lima bean pods!

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Post  Chopper on 7/16/2010, 6:07 pm

One's man garbage is another man's compost. I am a terrible scavenger, although I did locate a barn where I can have all of the horse pucky I can dig myself. AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 - no truck so they will dump it in a pile and I have to bag and load myself. I was going to do that this week but the temps have shot well thru the 100s so decided to wait. Being this excited about it does speak to an addiction, I am sure.

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Post  camprn on 7/16/2010, 6:24 pm

he he he Smile all of us compulsive composters are a bit

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Post  Megan on 7/16/2010, 7:48 pm

Weedless_in_Atlanta wrote:This is a nice find, to say the least. I am a typical city sleeker, and can't muster my courage to post on our company's forum that I will get their rabbit poop off their hands. Too embarrassed, though I am very close to doing it anyway! It just can't be that out of 2500 employees noone keeps the rabbits at home... Embarassed

I can see it now....

You have rabbits.
They poo.
I want your rabbits' poo!
No, it's not what you think.
In return: Garden-fresh maters!

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Post  Weedless_ on 7/16/2010, 9:58 pm

Yes, something like that Smile... now you see how it can get a little "stinky" ?

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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 7/16/2010, 10:38 pm

I used to volunteer at the Humane Society, and they had bunnies, birds and guinia pigs, as well as the cats and dogs. I wonder if that might be a possible souce of poo? They might be happy for a volunteer to clean cages.

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Post  Chopper on 7/16/2010, 11:11 pm

@The Cat's Other Mother wrote:I used to volunteer at the Humane Society, and they had bunnies, birds and guinia pigs, as well as the cats and dogs. I wonder if that might be a possible souce of poo? They might be happy for a volunteer to clean cages.

Just remember - poo from meat eaters is a no-no. Be sure guinea pigs, rabbit, etc are separate from dogs and cats poo-wise.

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Post  Garden Angel on 7/17/2010, 3:07 pm

@Chopper wrote:One's man garbage is another man's compost. I am a terrible scavenger, although I did locate a barn where I can have all of the horse pucky I can dig myself. AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 - no truck so they will dump it in a pile and I have to bag and load myself. I was going to do that this week but the temps have shot well thru the 100s so decided to wait. Being this excited about it does speak to an addiction, I am sure.
Hey Chopper care to share where the commercial compost for $10 is located? thx!

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Post  Chopper on 7/17/2010, 4:06 pm

@Garden Angel wrote:
@Chopper wrote:AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 -

Hey Chopper care to share where the commercial compost for $10 is located? thx!

Not at all. I do not remember their name, but I know where they are. The place is in Menifee (I think - these towns around here confuse me).

From Temecula: 215 N to Scott Rd (it is just a few miles N of the 15/215 split). Go West on Scott to the first right: Haun. Take a right on Haun and it is about a block down on the right. There is an entrance to a nursery and this place. They sell compost, rock, topsoil, etc. so you will see piles of the stuff and that is the place.

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Post  Garden Angel on 7/17/2010, 9:34 pm

Thanks Chopper, Ive seen that place before and did not know it was open to public? I thought maybe it was just for bulk orders like for landscaping contractors. Thanks again for the tip.
There was a place on Clinton Keith off the 15 across the gas station there on the corner that I got horse manure for free before. If it is still there they have bags sitting out to take. Thanks for sharing, hope you are doing ok in this heat !

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