Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bum Hay

It was coarse and looked more like straw than hay. I accepted delivery, and paid for it. That was a mistake. The animals won’t eat it because it has no food value for them. I was worried about being out of feed, and fear is a poor reason for making decisions!
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Soil Test Results

We are low on Calcium, Sulphur, & Boron. The soil is also acidic.
The phosphorus came out excellent–which was a huge surprise, and a big change from our previous soil sample from 2006. It was virtually zero back then. All the poultry manure & compost spreading has paid off.
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October 14th, 2010 Farm Overview

5.69 Acres total 3.1 Acres for pasture & grazing2.1 Acres is forested0.4 Acres for Driveway, Homesite, & yard2070 sq. ft. for Teaching Barn, and Workshop Animal population on October 14, 2010: 1 milk cow, 1 steer, 1 calf5 doe goats, 5 … Continue reading

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Keep it simple Worm Composting — Vermiculture

The compost was still composting at about the same rate, but my system had changed for the better. I now have a host of worms working through my compost.

I no longer create large heaps of hot compost, and I no longer have to turn the piles.
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