April 29th, 2014

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Garden Progress

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The garden beds are being laid out on the contours this year to try and capture the rain runoff. We also trench each bed so we can bury logs and sticks at the bottom. As the wood decomposes, it releases nutrients but it also absorbs water which is then available for the plant roots. Well that is the theory. Of course we use lots of compost in there too.DSCN4042

Pasture is green but still has a way to go before its ready for the cows

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Piglets are pretty cute. Good thing they don’t stay that way

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Time to move the compost to the garden

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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All winter we’ve been collecting manure in compost bins and now its time to move it to the garden. We were lucky to have a Track Loader to do the heavy work. Ian is putting his video game skills to use here.