Spooner farmer uses horse ‘poo-bricks’ for heat

  • Sherry Sutton-Zanardo held a fuel brick she made from horse droppings. She and her husband, Matt, have been burning the “poo bricks” in their wood-burning furnace for the past two winters to help heat their home. SPOONER — Sherry Sutton-Zanardo has discovered a new type of horsepower, making heating fuel from her horses’ manure. She and her husband, Matt, burn horse manure collected from their three horses by making the manure into bricks. They have used the bricks to heat…

    Spectrum West with Al Ross

  • Ross welcomed Perrin, well known for her soulful accordion playing and singing voice, who performed in-studio. Perrin will perform at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on February 10 with storyteller Kevin Kling, who is well known to the WPR audience from his many appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered. Sherry Sutton Zanardo, a pig farmer who runs Chickadee Hills Homestead near Spooner, was also a guest on Spectrum West. Ross and Zanardo discussed the organic farm’s…

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