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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    i like to collect sand from all over the world and do crafts with it. if anyone wants to send me a small sample of sand from where you are with a little note, i'd be happy to take it. p.m. me for my address
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    I have a friend who does the same thing! Will get you some from several places around here that are different colors and textures.

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    My DDIL just mentioned that she wants to start doing this. But display it in little bottles with a label.

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    I would love to help you but we don't have sand just dirt. Red dirt.

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    What a great idea! I wish I lived at the coast, I would happily contribute!

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    i display some in jars, other on pic frams and even in a little vial on a charm bracelet. i love it. i also collect shells. I live on Long Island ny, you wouldn't believe the difference insand fromthe northsore to the south shore. then at different beaches on the south shore. from whte to black and white, small gains to chunky grains. very interesting. i'd love some from the deserts. thank you all who are sending

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    I think this is a great idea, however I've been collecting sand from all over for years. So, I'm sorry but I can't share mine. Someone was asking how to weight down things like pincushions and I suggested sand. I've collected it from just about every beach I've ever been to so I just can't part with any of it. So sorry but good luck just the same.

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    I live in the mtns of Arizona, no sand here, but, can send cinders

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    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.

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    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?

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