29 December 2007

Compost Update

The leaves in our chicken composter are ready to be hauled out. As you can see in the top photo, the chickens did a remarkable job of shredding, stomping, shitting, etc. I like seeing the contrast between the leaves in the pen to those just on the other side of the fence. Once we pull this load of leaves, I believe we will fill the pen again with the leaves we acquired yesterday from our neighbor. The two rounds of chicken-pen-leaves plus the 100 gallons of compost (bottom photo) from earlier in the year should last us through all of next year. I know that we plan to cover all of our beds with a couple inches at planting time and the rest will probably be used when we rotate the crops come late summer.

1 comment:

mom said...

That looks like some mighty fine compost!