Farmers in the county are priming their land with cow manure.READ MORE: Police Investigation of Shattered Vehicle Windows Temporarily Shuts Highway 17 Saturday
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.
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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.
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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.”