Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Raised bed compost garden

 With the help from lots of gardeners, some friends and a borrow tractor we spread part of the manure compost on the pasture on the first day of spring. The gardeners were very happy to get well-aged goat compost. I saved some of the best and had it put in this raised bed. I have planted oats and rye. And will add sunflowers when it is warmer. We are still getting moisture (snow) at a good rate, so hope it will germinate soon.
The seeds are covered with old straw and then some flight netting to hopefully keep the crows and chickens from eating all of them. So far no one has discovered them. The bamboo screening is to discourage the chickens. Most of them don't fly that high.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!

It actually looks like spring around the far today. Usually it's more like winter. EVEN the green grass is coming up and the Grape Hyacinth are blooming.

 Hamish the mix breed rooster that hatched here last summer. I think he is Black Australorp, Ameracana and Polish.
The elk are out in force tonight. There has been a herd of about 30 hanging out for about a month, but tonight there are over 100. We haven't seen that many elk here at once in several years. Guess they are having a spring fling!