3 responses to How to tell if you’re a real Lancaster Countian
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    Matthew
    Comment on How to tell if you’re a real Lancaster Countian (December 16th, 2008 at 05:47)

    I confess, I’m one of those that deeply inhale when the smell of manure is in the air. I think Yankee Candle should come up with a collection called “Smells of Rural America”, and manure should be one of them, in all its varieties. My children think I’m strange, but its okay. There is no place better to live than in the country – even if its not Lancaster County.

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    Comment on How to tell if you’re a real Lancaster Countian (December 16th, 2008 at 06:52)

    I remember a hog farmer that used to say, when the distinct odor of a hog-confinement operation hung heavy in the air; “Smell that money?!”
    When I lived in Lebanon County, just a couple miles from the Lancaster line, that all too familiar smell used to invade our house on days when the air was heavy. Within a mile of our house were around 6 different hog or chicken confinement operations. The manure output was indeed a valuable commodity for the land, despite the occasional negative side-effects on the olfactory nerves.

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    Comment on How to tell if you’re a real Lancaster Countian (December 17th, 2008 at 02:33)

    Very funny Matthew, and point taken. Primitive, I believe chicken tops hog which tops dairy. Dairy is not unpleasant. Chicken (or poultry rather) is just about the worst smell out there. Hog kind of hits you in the face but it is not as stomach-churning like chicken, at least for me. I believe I did a post on this sometime last year, analyzing country smells. Will have to dig it up.

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