We woke up to this

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30o, 15mph wind, feels like 24o.

Time to fill the hole. Fifteen buckets later and one bucket of straw the hole is completed.

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We worked about four and a half hours, from 11am to 3:30 with breaks in between.

Some ‘folks’ hurt themselves.

The sun helped out at points throughout the process and Yoshi stayed inside the GH while the backhoe did its business…

IMG_2209Twenty three degrees the night before and the passive heated GH hygrometer read thisIMG_1020 and ended up climbing to 64o.

For my part I raked and shoveled as fast as I could as each load came in; topsoil, horse manure, compost, more topsoil, compost and horse manure. I even remembered to spread the elemental sulfur after the first layer of live matter. Elemental Sulfur only works when critters break it down into sulfate – the stuff plants can access.

Just before the last layer of soil I peter panned it with the seeds; white clover, clover harvested on the property, vetch and camelina.

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The chickens have a new mosh pit.

The trees will be happy. Now I have to get them planted.

cheers,

sheila