When Something Fails, Try More of the Same!
by John Bobbe
My wife and I have lived on the Door Peninsula in the same neighborhood for 36 years. It is the thumb on Wisconsin that sticks out into Lake Michigan. Door County is billed as the “Cape Cod” of the Midwest with over 300 miles of shoreline along the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The county prides itself as a destination for millions of tourists.
On the morning of September 16th, the day started out as any other until about 10 a.m. I discovered that the 250+ cow dairy farm ¼ mile west of us had a manure system malfunction that resulted in 640,000 gallons of liquid manure spilled and flowing across fields into Sugar Creek. Sugar Creek is an intermittent stream that flows for several hundred feet through our property. This was one of the largest manure spills in Wisconsin history. It was the second manure spill by a large farm within a week in the county.
Photo: Manure spill, Brussels, WI 6 hours after it was discovered. All running towards Sugar Creek. Our residence is ¼ mile east of this site and the creek runs through our property. Courtesy: John Bobbe Read Full Article »