So, Monday I spent the day building soil. Why? Well, the above photo shows what our land is made of: red clay. The very right is the soil taken from the garden patch that I have worked on for the past two years. And it's great. So I'm trying to give my flower/vegetable garden the same soil as I have achieved in other areas.
Here's the process:
|It starts with chickens|
|This is what it becomes|
|Me, gathering the next ingredient|
|Here it is, on the garden|
|Next ingredient? More chips!|
|A close up of decaying chips|
|Mulch on the garden, covering the other layers|
And now, we wait. This is one of the beauties of natural farming: it's simple, slow, and yet still exciting. I'm certainly looking forward to planting here in the coming season!