Bushel of Dirt

A phrase referring to a popular folk dictum that we all eat a 'bushel of dirt' before we die
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More validation for her unorthodox farming practices arrived in the bushel of dirt her now nine- and eleven-year-old sons dug up from a plot of stinging nettles: dozens of earthworms -- a fivefold increase in a matter of four years.