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Sojourner was talking about the value of cow patties. I have LOTS of dried ones out in the pasture. What can I do with them? Build raised beds? They are VERY hard & dry.

Nancy, N. Texas

-- Nancy in Texas (, August 12, 2001


Well, they make GREAT fuel.

Ummm, of course, being in Texas, I guess more heat isn't exactly a real high priority, is it?

I bet they'd make a great alternative to fish heads (used as fertilizer for corn).

Or ... how 'bout cow pattie frisbees? And isn't there a cowchip slinging contest every year in Texas somewhere?

-- Sojourner (notime4@summer.spam), August 12, 2001.

Dear Nancy, I wish you guys could all see my front yard, I did a natural wild thing, with paths and little bridges, and dog wood, Lots of bushes, well the moral of this is, I use cow pattie tea, I take cow patties and put in 10 gal bucket, and add water and soak for a few days, and pour water into sprinkling can and water everything, wow does everything love it. My ferns are beautiful, and also water my garden veg. with it. bring on the cow patties. Love Irene

-- Irene texas (, August 13, 2001.

Nancy, Irene has the answer! Bag them up in cute little ziplock bags and sell them on eBay for garden "tea". You just know some city person won't be able to contain themselves and will have to bid on them. :)

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (, August 14, 2001.

LOL.......get a patent quick, you'll make a fortune.....

-- Thumper (, August 20, 2001.

Actually, somebody already did this. They take the sh .... errr, manure, and mold it into cute little animal shapes and sell it for big bucks. I can't remember what the durn things are called.

-- Sojourner (notime4@summer.spam), August 22, 2001.

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