Saturday, April 23, 2011
around the homestead-cleaning critter crap
Phewwwww...Since I have the manthing home for a long weekend, we have beautiful weather and I am on a couple day break from school work it was an opportune time to clean the chicken coop today. Once that was done and we had a mid day snack we were on such a roll that I decided to get the goat shed done as well. After about 40 wheel barrow loads we got them both done! If I had to do that all by myself it would have taken me three to four days to finish it all. I have to say that I am pretty tired tonight and a wore out but sometimes its good to overwork a little bit just to keep up with things.
Several loads in the goat shed were nearly finished compost. Rather than mix it with the pile that needs to cook a good long while we piled it on a sheet of plastic and will finish it out there so we can then use it in the beds. Because of the way we bed in the chicken coop much of that was able to go directly to beds that will be planted this week.
This gives us a nice beginning to next years compost. Next on the agenda will be harvesting all the worm bins.