Margaret Gardiner, one of the great dames of
Morgandom, once had
a chemical analysis done on horse manure (she's
got a masters in
Chemistry). She claims its value as
fertilizer is a paltry 1-1-1.
(Which, incidentally, actually is important to
know when you've got
conservation commissions and forest rangers
how you dispose of your manure and how close a
trail can be
to natural ponds.)
I'd love to see these figures confirmed by
Envirohorse or some
other horse advocacy group.
Linda B. Merims
(straining to make this endurance-related
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 1:10
Subject: RC: Waste :) Measuring the
Rough guess: I think my horse produces .25
yards/day (disclaimer below).
It is more compact after a year of
I compost my manure. I just moved a 3-year
accumulation of lovely manure compost.
It was only 6 tractor scoops. Loaded with earthworms. Great for the garden.