(I) Want manure (around Charlottesville, VA area)

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I'd like to find a source of manure for my garden plots around Charlottesville or Scottsville, Virginia. Goat and rabbit would be my first choices but will consider any kind.Willing to buy or trade tractor work such as bush hogging,discing etc.email or phone 434 286 3352.

-- Gary (burnett_gary@msn.com), December 13, 2001


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Gary have you checked the yellow pages for stables in your area? I know that is horse manure but most of the time it's free for the hauling.

-- Tom S. (trdsshepard@yahoo.com), December 13, 2001.

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Find you a local llama breeder. Great for gardens.

-- Gary (gws@columbus.rr.com), December 13, 2001.

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Sheep dung is absolutly wonderful for gardens. It can be spread, as soon as it is "deposited". Won't burn like chicken or cow manure. Check for sheep farms in your area and work your deal.

-- Rickstir (rpowell@email.ccis.edu), December 13, 2001.

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Horse manure may have the leftover chemicals from deworming which kills earthworms, get manure from an organic source if possible.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 13, 2001.

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If you have concerns about insecticides in horse manure then find a private ranch vs a boarding ranch. Your local feed store should know a couple. Most private places will have done a worming after the freezing started occuring and they won't be worming again until about 2 months after the last frost.

-- Stacia n OK (OneClassyCowgirl@aol.com), December 13, 2001.

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How is hog manure for gardens? Where we have moved to out new neighbors are hog farmers (about 1000 head but no odor) and I want to use some of that manure. Used to have chickens, steers and goats so I know about that manure just nothing about hog manure.

-- Cordy (ckaylegian@aol.com), December 13, 2001.

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Vermicompost has replaced practically all of my manure needs and I can produce about 500 pounds every four to five weeks from two plastic truck toolbox bins and garden and yard scraps.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), December 13, 2001.

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I think I remember that hog manure is too hot to use directly. Anybody else know the specs on hog manure?

-- Gailann Schrader (gtschrader@aol.com), December 13, 2001.

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Have lots of Rabbit manure here!! Just a bit far for you to pick up out here in Eastern Washington! Denise

-- Denise K. (Rabbitmom2@webbworks.com), December 13, 2001.

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Pig manure is just a bit too close to human to trust altogether. Needs to be aged. I'd tend to be careful of using it on root crops or strawberries or anything which might touch it before it had aged a good while. Also, it may not matter to you, but it likely is loaded up with antibiotics. Shouldn't matter anyway if you're going to let it compost down, but you should know about it. I'd use it if I had a source, but I'd do it carefully.

Sheep manure is MARVELLOUS!!! Magic! Philospher's stone: everything it touches turns to gold (probably the same for goats and rabbits). Just use it as a mulch - scatter it on top, then let rain or watering slowly carry the goodness to the crop's roots.

-- Don Armstrong (from Australia) (darmst@yahoo.com.au), December 13, 2001.

Are you anywhere near Wytheville? I live in Max Meadows, and I have rabbits and horses.

-- Jessica (jaywig86@psknet.com), December 18, 2001.

Try calling Leslie Sidwell, Iron Rod Alpines, she lives very close to Charlottesville. You can get her # from internet search on Alpines international site or type iron Rod. You could also try the lady who makes Dyionnis (sp?) goat milk soaps and lotions, she is also there, she has a website too. Those are the only 2 I know of off top of my head. if you are interested in Leslie's goat manure let me know, i ahve her e-mail and ph info, can send private. hope this helps

-- Bernice (geminigoats@yahoo.com), December 18, 2001.

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