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Hawks and manure

  • Subject: [cg] Hawks and manure
  • From: "lisa vandyke" vandykelisa@hotmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:32:15 -0500

Hi Folks,

Adam, thanks for the terribly sad updates on the NYC-version of spring plowing.What a waste.

But thank you for the note about the hawks. My great uncle was a falconer in a neighborhood in Philly, kept the birds in a mews in the little back yard. Gyrfalcons, Harris Hawks, Red Tails. Long gone now, but I will always remember that magic.

Also - innercity manure sources- there used to be a woman in downtown Mpls (on Nicollet Island) who kept a pair of donkeys, we always volunteered to clean the stable after the winter. She's long gone, too, but many folks in town have been getting a really nice, somewhat-composted mix from the U of MN barns - used to be free, but now handled by a for-profit. Still very cheap. Ag. Schools might be a good resource to check with...

best, Lisa in Mpls.

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