Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spreading Compost

Ken makes his own compost of plant material, chicken bedding, and manure.  Compost is made one season prior to application to beds prior to planting.  Each fall Ken uses the last of the season's compost on beds he prepares in fall for spring plantings.

This year Ken's old manure spreader is not working, so he devised a system using a tractor with a front end loader and wheel barrows.

He loaded the front end loader and then dumped the compost into the wheel barrows

Then he spread the compost and pulled any large remaining plant material.  Now the beds will be ready to plant in spring.

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