The Year We Shoveled Horse Shit For Valentine’s Day

Heather M. Edwards
4 min readFeb 15, 2023
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15,000 years ago the Missoula floods broke the Columbia River Basin ice dams and poured fertile layers of silt from Spokane all the way down to the Willamette Valley where I grew up. My favorite farms still grow their produce in soil rich with glacial melt from Montana. I don’t know much about geological sedimentation but I know it’s good for crops.

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