Sunday, March 07, 2010
Hugelkultur - First Step
by Callie on Sunday, March 07, 2010
I love my happy chickens! We were all happy to have some time in the sun. I sprinkle scratch in this area for them, but not much because Morgan will try to lick it up. Bad dog.
Big fluffy chickens!
Today since the sun was out I woke up enough to actually get outside and carry some old cut wood that has been laying around for ten years or so. The wood is mostly pine and hasn't decayed very much. But it is full of water and heavy.
Tomorrow it is going to rain so I left the wood uncovered so it will get a good soak before I put on the next layer. I tried to keep a space between the boards and the logs so the wet logs won't help the boards decay.
I read that some people put down a layer of snow on the logs before they start layering. Hmmm... it might snow tomorrow?
I found a discontinued blog that has some neat photos of hugelkultur beds compared to regular planting. Kinda neat to see how the bed works in real life in a home setting.
(March 7, 2009)
[6 eggs today]