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|Description ||Aber Rhaeadr Standing Stone
|What is it with the farmer at this site? I visited the standing stone on a beautiful frosty morning only to find a pile of steaming dung forty feet away from the stone. Very ambient (not!)|
|I think the farmer is being a farmer! I've been here when he's been spraying the fields with such stuff, and it was awful. Standing stones we visited on Anglesey just yesterday were splatted with silage that had been put on to the field... |
|Many stones are in cultivated fields. The dung heap is all part of naturally-enriching the soil for the farmer's crop. If he was stopping you going to see the stone; spraying dangerous chemicals; or - god forbid - harming the stone itself, you'd have had a legitimate cause to moan! Just be glad you're alive and can smell the pong!|
|C'mon Jason - there speaks a Townie! 40 feet is far enough away surely. Working ORGANIC farms need dung and the more of it the better. Lovely smell and texture - beautifiul, fertile, soil enriching stuff. A little bit of silage spray on stones will not hurt them, Tim. We have to work with farmers if we want them to be cooperative custodians of the stones and allow us access.|
|I agree... where we visited yesterday, advance written permission was obtained from the farmer, who was very pleased I'd been so cooperative. One of his fields with a standing stone in was heavily caked in manure, and so were our feet... I will have some pictures of the menhir in the manure soon!|
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