Smell of the Farm

Where I grew up, folks used to laugh at city people who objected to the smell of a farm. Knowing that, John and I used to say to each other as we drove in farm country, “Smell that fresh country air!”

I hadn’t thought of that for a long time until we walked to the creek on a breezy morning. The wind was coming off the mountains and swooping over the farm, catching every nuance. John took a deep breath and said, “Mature manure.”

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4 thoughts on “Smell of the Farm

  1. We smell this in our neighborhood every day. There’s a big dairy farm right down the street from us and it’s not always pleasant, but you learn to forget about it.

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