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Thread: sand

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Not much sand in Ohio :(
    Ask for something realistic !! hee hee :D

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    Power Poster oksewglad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Now don't laugh, but we use sand to bed our cows in the free stall barn. Where do we get it here in the Midwest? Locally there are many sandstone hills which are blasted to enable the sand to be "mined" in an open pit manner. This sand is so fine-I wouldn't use one in a pin cushion as it would sift through the fabric.
    I'll PM you for address if you want some.
    OBTW sand is one of the best bedding materials. It keeps cows cool in the summer; their bodies rearrange the sand to make their "bed"; it reduces the incidence of udder infections (mastitis) because bacteria have a tough time growing in it.
    Okay now I'll get off today's lesson in dairy farming LOL.
    I found that very interesting about the sand and the cows. Does it help cut down on the odor too?
    Not really--manure is manure--and the odor stays the same. I've lost my sense of smell so doesn't bother me. LOL

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    i know how you feel, my sand is valuable to me too. where are you, i'm on long islandNY

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