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What is going on and some updates

Wow that 2 weeks of intense work turned into a month. So here is what has been happening while I’ve been AFK.

NEW GARDEN BEDS

This is my lettuce and onion bed. Kids were “helping”.

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Lettuce  Sprouting

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Here it is finished with compost and planted.

I also have a sunken hugel bed for corn and peas. I have it surrounded by tires that are going to hold potatoes and tomatoes.

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I’m filling the tires in this pic. The pea trellis is the crib mattress from our son. Cribs, I love everything about them!

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I’ve been hard at work kratering. Here they are in the process of being terraced. Still have to put the topsoil back on.

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Here are a few kraters that I have finished and begun planting. The little tree with no label is a black locust. I have one for each krater and they are between each tree in the swales from last year.

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We had a bit of a surprise pond. It was supposed to be another krater but it filled up with water and…well it’s still full. I went over with the excavator and tried to dig through the water holding layer but wasn’t successful. I’ll try again when I have time. I don’t really want a pond right there.

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Thought I’d share my technique for keeping the kids entertained while I work. It didn’t work for very long before they were out in the mud, but it did work.

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This is our new peacock, the old one was eaten. He’s small but very pretty, not very intelligent though.

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Husband is making biochar here.

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Flowers that have arrived on their own.

 

There is a lot more but I’ll have to update again later.

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