Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Outside Winter Activities

Winter is the time for doing those shit jobs. All the animal sheds need the manure layer to be dug out and collected into bags or barrows. This are to be used in the gardens so that there are lots of nutrients ready for the Spring plantings. You can never have enough shit.

Another job is to weed around plants to give them more light and remove competitive weeds. The cleared space can be filled with manure for greater vigour. This is one of the dwarf apples planted a season ago but damaged by an escaped goat. While horses and sheep might be put off by a homemade tree guard, Curly our buck enjoys the challenge and the tasty leaves. Another lesson learnt - make all valuable trees goat proof

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