Farmers are generally some of the nicest people you will meet. Being from Alabama, I have many friends who own and operate their own farms, and I can tell you that one way to get even the nicest farmer fired up is to interfere with him getting his work done. Farms run on tight seasonal schedules where a single day of lost work can cost the farmer thousands of dollars in production. Needless to say, a bunch of protesters setting up on this farmers land certainly drew his ire, but as farmers are known to do, he comes up with a solution to the problem.
Manure is an excellent fertilizer. While it sounds a bit off-putting, rest assured it’s not only safe, but necessary to help most all crops grow to their full potential. So most farms have a spreader full of manure to spread once the crops are planted. Well, manure – as one would expect – also smells really, really bad, so it just makes sense to use it as a crowd deterrent too, and that’s exactly what this enterprising farmer decided to do to remedy his protester problem.
A couple of quick passes with the spreader spraying manure in a 20′ arc behind the tractor and the protestors are running for cover. The farmer even has the foresight to make a complete circle around the trespassers’ encampment, ensuring they have to trudge through the smelly spray in order to leave. I bet these protesters think long and hard before they set up shop on a farmer’s land again!