Free horse product in a bag.

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Free horse product in a bag.

Postby bagpussctc » 10 Aug 2019, 9:04am

Whilst out in the Peak District, this made for a smile.
ImageHorse add by rebalrid, on Flickr
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2019, 9:14am

In German this excellent compost is called 'Pfedeaepfeln', horse apples :wink:
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Aug 2019, 9:15am

I could, if I wanted to, often get some for free, on the bridle path near our house - provided I bring along a wheelbarrow (preferable to a bag) and a spade. But I don't: I just let it lie for others to collect - if they so wish :roll: . After all we have plenty of garden compost.

Q: to whom does horse manure lying on a public path, actually belong? The owner of the horse? The owner of the land crossed by the path? The local authority? Or finders keepers?
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Aug 2019, 9:18am

brynpoeth wrote:In German this excellent compost is called 'Pfedeaepfeln', horse apples :wink:
Shouldn't that be Pferdeaepfeln (Pferdeäpfeln)? And my German is a lot worse than yours :lol: .
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2019, 9:18am

It belongs to the horse of course :wink:
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby fausto copy » 10 Aug 2019, 10:03am

Acquaintances of ours stopped putting their horse manure out for free, as no-one ever returned the bags.
I do like the suggestion of paying by carrot and apple pay though. :)

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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2019, 10:08am

Yes, one donates carrots and apples, and collects them in another form a few weeks later
I cycle by a soup factory on the way to work, in the morning it gets deliveries of vegetables, during the day they are cooked, in the evening tins of soup go into the lejostic-chain :?
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby Vorpal » 10 Aug 2019, 10:39am

I collected some horse manure from a colleague earlier in the year. I took my own bags with. :lol: :lol:

It's helping my potatoes grow. :)
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2019, 10:50am

Horses are very careful to choose good grass because they cannae be sick, there is a one-way valve preventing the contents of the stomach coming back up

What about manure from other animals, cows or dogs? My observations suggest that cow manure is quite different from horse manure, but cows eat mostly grass too, difference must be that they digest it twice :?
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby pete75 » 10 Aug 2019, 12:31pm

brynpoeth wrote:Horses are very careful to choose good grass because they cannae be sick, there is a one-way valve preventing the contents of the stomach coming back up

What about manure from other animals, cows or dogs? My observations suggest that cow manure is quite different from horse manure, but cows eat mostly grass too, difference must be that they digest it twice :?

Crew yard muck from cattle was the major source of fertiliser for the land before nitrates started being used a lot. A lot more of it came from bullocks than cows though.

Horse muck really needs composting to get the best results.

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Re: Free horse product in a bag.

Postby fausto copy » 10 Aug 2019, 4:29pm

We had a trailer load of well-rotted (at least three years) cow manure / straw mix last year and mulched most of the raised veg. beds with it. Can't say it was any improvement over stuff from my three garden compost bins, but it did bulk the soil up somewhat.

When I were a lad, there was a small pig farm that closed down (they built a church on it :? ) and my Grandad built a barrow from pram wheels, handle and several bits of timber.
It took us days to transport all the old manure and soil from the site, up the steep hill back to our garden.
I reckon we had the best flowers in town after that. :lol:

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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby Cugel » 10 Aug 2019, 6:25pm

661-Pete wrote:I could, if I wanted to, often get some for free, on the bridle path near our house - provided I bring along a wheelbarrow (preferable to a bag) and a spade. But I don't: I just let it lie for others to collect - if they so wish :roll: . After all we have plenty of garden compost.

Q: to whom does horse manure lying on a public path, actually belong? The owner of the horse? The owner of the land crossed by the path? The local authority? Or finders keepers?


Does everything have to have an owner?

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Re: Free horse product in a bag.

Postby cycleruk » 10 Aug 2019, 7:41pm

If it's on a path why aren't horse owners made to pick up the poo as per dog owners ?
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Re: Free horse product in a bag.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2019, 8:02pm

Get it while it's hot :wink:

One should not decline something free, nor complain about it, or 'one shouldnae look a gift horse in the mouth'
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Re: Free in a bag.

Postby jgurney » 10 Aug 2019, 8:33pm

Cugel wrote: Does everything have to have an owner


English law presumes so, historically in order to keep the peace. Property with no owner was seen as a menace to the peace as it led to fights between those trying to gain de facto possession of it.