Oh gosh, I forgot, the hydrated, from my Agway days, is hard on the lungs when inhaled. That stuff was a pain to handle. But, you can use it on soil, just needs time to leach into the soil and become less toxic to plants. It will burn stuff.
Is there a source for ag lime up there?
Three weeks ago, I bought 1500 lbs of ag lime in Tioga County and trailered it over to Potter and spread it with a flat bladed shovel. Did not take long and it did a nice job.