What a load of $#!+
What the $#!+ is that??
Full of $#!+
Yes, folks, what you are looking at is a very big pile of $#!+ on the right. My husband is standing there so that you can have a reference for the size of the pile. The small pile back on the left is wood chippings from tree trimming.
My husband is composting and has found two horse farms close by who are only too happy to have him come to truck away their horse $#!+
So a couple of times a year he and my son become long haul truckers of $#!+
Composting THIS large pile of $#!+ is going to be different than the way my husband has done it for the past couple of years. Then it was placed in “wind rows” – long skinny ropes of $#!+ that were turned periodically. But because that had to be done on flat ground (of which we have very little!) apparently that took up too much of the pasture area. This large pile is a different technique. So we shall see what works the best. The pile will be turned periodically and will gradually break down and shrink; when it becomes black and crumbly it will be spread on the pastures.
This is a truly amazing thing – to be making earth! When the process is complete you can pick up the compost and it will be soft and moist and have a lovely earthy scent! It’s good for the soil and good for the environment – no chemicals.
Not to sound too preachy, but there is a movement across America to get back to the basics of agriculture. The new words are “permaculture” and “sustainability” but I call it getting back to the basics, just like our grand- and great-grandparents did it. Of course, my husband is using tractors instead of horses, but you get the idea! In the few years he has been working at it, his pastures are becoming lush!
Next step will be to start slaughtering and eating our very own grass fed beef – sometime in the distant future, I believe!!!
I’ll keep you posted! (but not com-posted!)