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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

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Like many of his neighbors, farmer Tony Goltstein has to deal with the aftermath of the dairy bubble.

But besides his mounting financial troubles, Mr  Goltstein also must contend with bubbles the size of small houses that have sprouted from the pool of manure at his Union Go Dairy Farm.Some are 20 feet tall, inflated with the gas released by 21 million gallons of decomposing cow manure.

But he has a plan. It requires a gas mask, a small boat and a Swiss Army knife.

The saga of Mr. Goltstein's bubbles, which are big enough to be seen in satellite photos, began about seven years ago and traces the recent boom and bust of U.S. dairy farmers.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:31 PM

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he stood at the edge of the manure pit, puffing on a cigarette and gazing at the bubbles glistening in the sun. "I have no fear popping them."

Best part of the entire article.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:34 PM

You might be a redneck if you pop manure bubbles with your ciggys LOL

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 13 April 2010 - 06:34 PM, said:

You might be a redneck if you pop manure bubbles with your ciggys LOL
Might?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:01 PM

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But he has a plan. It requires a gas mask, a small boat and a Swiss Army knife

See what happens when you watch to much Macgyver


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

View Postchaoszerg, on 13 April 2010 - 08:01 PM, said:

See what happens when you watch to much Macgyver



That can't end well.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:13 PM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 13 April 2010 - 08:03 PM, said:

That can't end well.


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I wish him luck.





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