This mundane farm chore in Vermont became a target of the Progressives. Flatlanders moving into the state from NJ, MA, CA and CT became worried about alga blooms in Lake Champlain. They decreed that farmers couldn’t spread manure on frozen ground, determined to be Dec. 15 as a cutoff date. Farmers had to dig holding ponds or erect tanks for storage until spring. Well Farmers have been spreading manure since Vermont became a state. What Vermont didn’t have was a bunch of Flatlanders building McMansions on the shore of Champlain, with acres of lawn being fertilized where fields once grew. And the Flatlanders wondered where the fertilizer came from in the lake.Spreading 125 aMiddle Road, Bridport, Vermont 12/07/2005


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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