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I refuse to walk my dogs this evening.

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DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 18:58:48

No way am I going out. I know I should but I won't do it. I've done one walk with them, no work, been to the shop and that's IT. No more.

I don't mind the sudden heavy showers, I don't mind the wind or the chill in the air, I can even run the gautlet of the dead bird and mouse by the path. <<Glares at cats>>

I live in THE most beautiful, picture postcard village, all cricket on the green and thatched cottages, a farm at the end of my road and beyond my garden, it's lovely. The rabbits are out in force, muntjak nearby, golden corn has been baled, the hollyhocks sway in the gardens.

It's lovely, that is, except today.

Today, some lovely little farmer Giles has been out with his big shiny new tractor preparing the soil for the next crop.

And my whole village smells of shit! sad

thisisyesterday Thu 11-Aug-11 19:01:25

well yeh, that's part and parcel of living in the country surely?

go and walk the bloomin dog already

QOD Thu 11-Aug-11 19:02:56

Yhea we get muck spreading, silage tank cleaning and we can even smell lion n tiger poop sometimes (zoo nearby). AAaaaaaaaaaaaaah the heavenly scent of the English countryside

DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 19:05:09

It's not good enough, thisisyesterday! I shall complain! grin

Seriously, it's bloody awful, I do hope it wears off soon.

thisisyesterday Thu 11-Aug-11 19:51:10

put a peg on your nose lol

it always makes me think about eating crops and what they've been growing in... yuck

Shitter Thu 11-Aug-11 19:57:43

once you get out there walking, you will get used to the smell. Tis just a bit of fine country air. And the dogs will love the smell!

DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 19:58:59

Shitter, a more apt name I would be hard pushed to find! grin

I'm going to leave it til quite late, it's humid here too which is really manky.

Shitter Thu 11-Aug-11 20:01:15

pmsl Get out there woman, and breathe deeply for a few mins and you honestly won't notice it, {once you have gone past the gagging stage} grin

The only country smell I really cannot bear is chicken shit, Oooh it gets right in you to the pit of your stomach. Is it chicken shit down your way or just common or garden festering manure??

DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 20:18:03

Feck knows what it is, I was born and bred in Sarf Lundun, whaddo I know! It ain't nice, whatever it is! It's all-pervading and I can't even open my windows!

NasalCoffeeEnema Thu 11-Aug-11 20:20:35

5 minutes of silage sniffinf and you barely notice it. though I have to say I'm thankful they didn't do one particular field here as it runs alongside my house

DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 20:24:14

It must be me and my city-born nose. I endured experienced an hour of it earlier this afternoon and still could smell it and still it made me feel ill.


Peg or new nose. Please send to DBF, Smelly Country Village, East Anglia.

Shitter Thu 11-Aug-11 20:27:20

I reckon it is chicken shit then as it is still alingering. The problem with peg on nose is that you end up breathing it in through your mouth and tasting it and ooooh it 'orrible. Truly boaksome.

NasalCoffeeEnema Thu 11-Aug-11 21:21:12

You must be in East smelly country village, East Anglia then because I'm in North smelly country village, east anglia
tasting is definitely worse

CoffeeIsMyFriend Fri 12-Aug-11 06:39:53

oh yuk, we had that here last week. Obviously the stink and spreading must have spread East toward you from my neck of the woods.

It is horrid, but it wont last too long.

DogsBestFriend Fri 12-Aug-11 09:30:59

South, STILL Smelly Village, East Anglia, NCE. smile

<<Digs out Yankee Candles and barricades doors and windows against foul, evil smell.>>

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 12-Aug-11 09:33:18

How long have you lived there? You'll get used to it eventually grin

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 12-Aug-11 09:36:56

Yup, they've been "spreading the muck" up here too. lovely.

but not as bad as when witchy- beagle rolls in fox shit (which she does at every opportunity, taking great care to get it right in the nooks and crannies around her neck) Have to drive home with all windows open and it makes a great combo with the smelly fields confused

MotherJack Fri 12-Aug-11 09:47:06

There is a village I pass through on my way home when I venture near the city... every one thinks it's the bees knees best place to live EVER and when people tell you they live there, they often leave a pause for you to be impressed. They are usually quite shocked when I fill the gap with "oooh, how awful for you - fancy having to smell shit all day long"... the village is parked right next to a sewerage works and pet food factory and the prevailing wind blows the smell for it to sit on the village in a gloopy smog on some days. It's enough to gag a maggot.

Can't wait to get home and sniff some slurry after passing through there grin

DogsBestFriend Fri 12-Aug-11 10:00:30

I've lived in this particular village for just 18 months, Jareth, but have lived in both semi-rural and very rural areas for several years on and off before moving here.

How long does it take to get used to it then? grin

Ephiny Fri 12-Aug-11 10:04:57

It probably smells lovely to your dogs smile Bet they can't wait to get out there and have a good roll in it...

Cheria Fri 12-Aug-11 11:06:02

You have my sympathy; Even though I grew up in the countryside I have spent the last few quite hot days with the windows closed against the smell. I don't think you ever get completely used to it, though sometimes the wind makes it less bearable.

Farmers here seem to have a deal to make it last as long as possible and stagnate their shit spreading over a couple of weeks. Just as you think it is safe to go out...

Your dogs will enjoy it though!

Lizcat Fri 12-Aug-11 11:24:13

Spare a thought for those of us who have to get right in there on a regular basis with the arm length gloes.

CoffeeIsMyFriend Fri 12-Aug-11 11:46:43

nice lizcat very nice. [puke]

I dont mind silage spreading, can cope with that, but the chicken shit is eye wateringly stinky. I lived next to a farm, surrounded by fields that were spread with chicken shit for nearly 10 years and that is one smell I do not miss.

ExitPursuedByAGryffin Fri 12-Aug-11 11:49:34

Our local farmer empties people's sceptic tanks and then spreads that on the fields. Yummy.

DogsBestFriend Fri 12-Aug-11 12:10:41

You know that day from hell I had a couple ago?

Well, add that to the smelly village syndrome, the DD supposed to be at Grandmas so I can decorate, do reams of paperwork which demand lots of concentration (64 page form, anyone?), clear cupboards etc, but is now coming home in the next 48 hours, the oh shit I'm doing an 8 mile sponsored dogwalk across the Fens for the rescue tomorrow and I put dealing with it off then forgot and now I haven't got any sponsors AND I've run out of mozzie spray (Fens + damp = mozzies by the million and I'm allergic to them), the fact that Fish4Dogs haven't yet delivered and I'm getting perilously close to running out of it, the microwave which broke last night and that buying 3 new laptop chargers in recent months was pretty pointless as it's the connection INSIDE the machine which is dodgy, not the charger!

Scrap the expression "day from hell" please and replace with "week from hell"!

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