The weather changed over night – weather whiplash we call it! After being spoiled with a week or so days of 80 degree temps, it’s dipped back into the 60’s with a chance of rain today and more next week.
Continuing with our pictorial posting blitz….
Playfulness! Jordanne and Fairlight make faces at each other
A week with no rain, no clouds so out comes the solar ovens
Jordanne takes a break from cleaning up the animal area, enjoying one of Farmer Sergio’s oranges
After a long winter, there’s lots of work to be done. Like Jordanne said “gotta whip the urban homestead back into tip top shape!” Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Can I have a wedge?
Folks like to know where we get our soil from, we “grow” it. Or actually these guys (above) do.
Took out 8 large trugs will with “dirt” (decomposed mulch, straw, shavings, greens and animal manure) from the animal enclosure. The soil will be used the raised beds, pots and soil block making mixture.
We do this two times a year – so the manure is cold and ready to be put directly into the garden.
That reminds me, gotta get on the stick and start whipping out more soil blocks — and soon!
Chickens “help” move the soil and grab some juicy worms.
Estella always with her face in the camera. Camera hogger you!
Last year’s mulch, compost is this years soil.
After hauling about a foot or two of new soil out of the animal enclosure, we let the soil sun dry for a few days (thanks to all the rains we been having this winter) Then we will spray with EM mixture and then cover the soil with a fresh layer of mulch.
Being in the city, we have to consider the 10th element of the urban homestead – be a good neighbor. Considerate of our surroundings, so we are very diligent in keeping the animal enclosure clean. So clean in fact that folks don’t even know we have animals.
Ducks get in on the action too.
Rest time! After devouring all those worms, need a nap!!!
Hope you are enjoying the pictorial post so far – comments have been strangely quiet!
Stay tuned for more.
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