Wednesday, August 25, 2010
around the homestead-one big pile of...
No, this grass is not all from here. In fact, none of it is. Manthing was paid to cut it all (work is slow, imagine that) and he brought it all home. 2 truckloads have been brought in, in as many days. I would love to dry it all out and bag it up for the winter months to feed to the critters,unfortunately, the weather is not going to cooperate tomorrow, and I have no good place to keep it out of the weather.
No worries, it is not going to go to waste. The goats,chickens, and bunnies are enjoying it while it is still mostly fresh, and what I can't feed out to them will be used in the chicken coop for ground cover and eventually compost. The goats shed will be bedded and all the compost bins, pits, barrels and the worm bins will be filled to begin cooking for the fall and winter months. If I still have leftovers, they will be spread about in the goat pasture in hopes that some of the seed heads will germinate to fill in any empty patches. None of it will go to waste. Manthing's employer now has a nice manicured lawn at the warehouse and I have a ginormous pile of vegetation to move around in my spare time.