To The Daily Sun,
Dear Gilmanton residents,
I am writing this letter in favor of keeping biosolids in Gilmanton. I am the new owner of the 107 Loon Pond conservation property. I used RMI's Complete PH+ bio solid mix. I am happy with the product. However it did get delivered without my notice until after it was delivered, and way before I wanted it. That won't be happening again.
I used the product because it is the best fix for all my fields, across the board. I currently have nine cows, 20 pigs and 40 some-odd chickens. Doing the math, my livestock do not produce enough manure to effectively feed 50+ acres of grass. Commercial fertilizers can be used but they can also be overused and can be more detrimental to water quality. Also, commercial fertilizer isn't a one and done fix and doesn't last year-to-year in the soil. I intend to take soil samples yearly and follow them religiously. Whatever the soil needs, it will get, nothing more, and nothing less. If all minerals and pH are good, a simple quick spread of commercial fertilizer spray will be just fine. If it needs more, then I would like to give it more.
The thought that I am using this product with ill intent or disregard to the community and environment is absurd. My family and I are part of the community and enjoy the environment daily. I personally spread all the manure at several fields throughout town with my own equipment. In doing this I have learned several things. One being my manure spreader breaks down a lot ,leaving me and my family to empty it by hand and fix the chain and sprockets with our bare hands and in our daily clothes. To date my family is growing and healthy as can be. My wife and I, 27, strong growing son, 2, and a beautiful daughter, 3 months. Second, The Complete pH+ may smell but is very clean. There are NO needles or toiletries and doesn't produce flies. If there were any needles etc. I would immediately stop and send it all back. Third the product is very sticky, meaning once it lands it stays. Once you touch it, it sticks. This results in zero run off. Other fertilizers may/will run off into waterways in heavy rains etc. this product will not!
Please vote to keep bio solids in Gilmanton so we can continue to grow as an agricultural community.
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