The weather has been pretty on-again-off-again this week. When the sun's out, I try to get out into the fields and work on a no-till way of getting cover crop out of the ground. I have chosen one of the plots to be a true no-till plot: tearing out the cover crop (cover crop not really being part of the no-till equation) by hand:
|Some students from the garden class cam out to help with cover crop removal|
The beds of this field will be built of either finished compost or hot manure (depending on the crop to be planted). I am collecting AS MUCH manure as I can get my hands on to start to build compost windrows or to use right away:
|Pat + I picked up some horse manure yesterday from a farm right down the road. |
Thanks to Diana Louis for the poo and to Chris Moneypenny for the truck!