By Jeffrey Schaub

KCBS_740 SEBASTOPOL (KCBS) — Sonoma County is playing host to an annual tradition – the smell of poop in the air.

Farmers in the county are priming their land with cow manure.

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The “seasonal aroma,” as county resident Tom Kirk puts it is just something you get used to.

“My wife keeps saying, ‘is that cat excrement?’ Oh no, that’s just a combination of the manure and our funky plumbing,” Kirk told KCBS.

It’s been called the “Sonoma Aroma.”

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“It’s not as bad as it used to be, fly-wise,” county resident Katie said.

The flies have been known to prompt restaurant-diners to avoid outdoor seating.

Wine lovers say it messes with their sense of smell.

Bob Tuttle says to get over it.

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“If you’re going to be in the country, this is pretty much what you get. So, if you don’t like it – move.”