|we're ready! let's go!|
i should rewind.... our goal was to get chook poo and hay for the yard. we need to build a few more beds, move a few things and get them all bedded down the no dig way with lasagna layers of poo, dirt, straw ... you get the picture! the adventure part was doing it cheaply (e.g., NOT from the local produce or hardware store!), and having no idea where we were going!
the first strike was pretty easy. we got our chook poo! thank you very much! 8 bags for $20 .... ain't complaining there (well, actually i did a little later when we saw some for $2 a bag rather than $2.50 .... but it was still immensly cheaper than the hardware store!)
|yo mum! this stuff stinks! hahahaha!|
and then next! well ..... truth be told, we got lost .... a bit! kids had a bit of a nap ... we drove some more ... retraced our steps .... but we did find hay and even got our hands on some mushroom compost!
|our haul! not bad!|
all in all, we paid just over $60 for all of this. and wow .... look what we have now .....
|our newest bed! note that we have started putting|
old junk in the yard ... our effort to make it just
a bit more eclectic!
tada! our newest bed. and i have a bale of hay left ..... 6 bags of chook poo and 4 bags of mushroom compost still to get through. it felt really good sourcing stuff cheaply. it didn't have to look good, or be packaged in the "approved" way .... it was just what it was. and it worked! ( i mean lets face it ... why put a pretty face on chook poo!) give this bed a few weeks to settle in .... my onions will be ready to plant out by then and voila! i have my onion / leek and garlic bed! yeah!
p.s. my egg quantities have doubled as well .... come on! i want to do my spring happy dance!