Does any of you folks manure the heck out of your gardens. 3 years ago my neighbors got in trouble dumping there horse manure too close to a creek on there own property. The IDEM got on them. They have probably 50 horses and about 30 buffalo on there place. Out of the goodnest of my heart I told them they could spead it on my fields and garden. LOL I get 1 to 2 spreader loads a day. It's all horse manure and sawdust. I added about 2 1/2 ton of lime to my garden last fall to make up for the sawdust. In the spring when it is to soft to drive in the feilds, they make me a house sized pile. I just spread one off those piles on my garden last fall, that had set for 2 years. Boy that stuff was pure compost. I don't have a manure spreader, so I used my front end loader to shake spread it. Then when it was to lumpy to drive over, I pulled a disk over it to level it out. Last winter they spread all winter on my garden. It's only about an acre and a half, and it had manure on it about 4 inches thick. I plowed that under and started to have a good garden, then my kidneys started shutting down, and I could not keep up with the tilling. So when I got better last summer, I just disked it down every 2-3 weeks to keep the weeds down. Then I spread all that compost and lime. Boy I think it should really grow the veggys and melons this year. I have already sent in two seed orders, and have about 5 types of watermelons planned. It's great to be able to pick 4-5 a day and bust them for the chickens. Them and the ducks go nuts after water melon. 2 years ago we gave some to my wifes horse, That was funny, that horse made a mess eatting it, but it loved it. I was just wondering how many people try to build up the ground with manure and lime. Our chicken manure goes on our aspargrass patch every fall. Aspargrass loves lots of manure.