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Re: Horse...


It was always my impression that cow pies and meadow muffins were from
cattle.  Road apples are named as such because of being found on roads - not
frequently traveled by cows.
See: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=road+apple&r=f
See: http://www.elook.org/dictionary/cow-pie.html
Couldn't find anything definitive on meadow muffins, just postings in
passing on forums.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Horse...


> Hi Bonnie
>
> I lived right next to a large dairy farm when I was a kid.  Don't forget
> that California was built on the agriculture industry and the economic
train
> is still powered by ag interests.  Petaluma where I lived as a kid was the
> egg basket of the world.  The Santa Clara Valley now known as Silicon
Valley
> has the 9th richest soil...in the world!  Cherry and apricot orchards
> surrounded our house.  Now all of that is paved over.  But, not here in
> Santa Rosa.  It has lost much of it's ag land to subdivisions but we do
> produce some of the finest wines anywhere and yes, dairy farms are still
the
> norm and still run by Italian and Portugese families that have been here
for
> 150 years.
>
> We called them cow pies and meadow muffins.
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 8:23 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Horse...
>
>
> >I thought the term "road apple" was a Midwestern colloquialism, Jim.  Of
> > course I don't imagine you have too many horse or cattle ranches or on
the
> > West coast where they might use that term, David.
> >
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of David Franzman
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 11:30 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Horse...
> >
> > Road apples?  Thats a good one.  I've never heard that expression
before.
> > At first I had visions of a women in a wagon offering apples from her
> > horse
> > drawn cart.  Road apples!
> >
> > David
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 5:10 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Horse...
> >
> >
> >> My friend Colleen just arrived with a 15-gallon pot full of road
apples.
> >> Fresh road apples. It was all the two of us could do to lift it out of
> >> the
> >
> >> back of her truck. I'm delighted, of course. I've been pestering her
for
> >> 2
> >
> >> or 3 weeks for this soil amendment donation to the plantation. I think
> >> I'll stabilize the surface of the pot with a bit of top soil and then
> >> plant a pineapple in it tomorrow--after I get the handcart and move it
to
> >> the pineapple patch.
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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