October 1, 2001
This week, we are launching 9 stories written by learners in Duncan, BC. As a special event you can read the stories and hear some of them.
Play an audio version of this story
On a farm, you can smell the green grass being cut. You also can smell the smells of manure when you clean out the barn. Cow manure, you get used of the smell if you work around it long enough. Horse manure is not too bad and chicken manure with sawdust in it has a bit of a smell to it. Soft, runny chicken manure also has a sharp smell, but out of these, the worst smelling is pig manure.
Rotten eggs also have a sharp smell when someone throws one at you. You smell like a rotten egg, when you are walking down the road.
Working in the bush you can smell the fir sawdust, also cedar sawdust. Yellow cedar has a really nice smell to it. A lot of people like working with yellow cedar for making tables and benches.
Working in a factory you can also smell the Styrofoam burning when you press it in a machine that is fire-heated. When the smoke hits your eyes and nose, the smell makes your eyes and nose run.
A chemical factory has a smell of soap being pumped out of a forty-five gallon container. Then you put it into a smaller container. Cooking oil doesn't have much of a smell. In other parts of the chemical factory you pack different chemicals like detergent and cleaning agents for hospitals and janitorial businesses.
Walking along the beach you can smell the seaweed, also salt water which is nice to smell when the wind isn't blowing.