Thursday, April 5, 2007

Put Yer Shoes Back On!

Phew! The farmer next door was busy fertilizing his fields today. Rumbing across the field on his tractor, towing a spreader filled with dried fish emulsion. Okay, just in case that penny didn't drop - fish emulsion - rotted fish heads, guts, fins, etc. processed into a slurry, dried and then shipped to farmers who wait for a day when the wind is blowing away from their house.

The clouds of stink began to drift across us at about 1:00 pm and by 2:00 we had found several reasons why we had to go to town. Gag gag.

By the time we got home at 4:00 he'd finished spreading, so there were no clouds of rotted fish blowing through the windows, but the "smelody" certainly lingers on. Enough to make your eyes burn and your stomach turn.

Of course the cat insisted on a long walk as soon as we got home. He doesn't mind the smell.

I think I'm gonna be sick now.

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