Monday, July 28, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Well, I just made our first home grown salad from the bounty of the garden up here at Woodpecker Hollow. It starts with a generous bed of leaf lettuce. Then I sliced up a half of a cucumber from the bushy cucumber plants, and threw on a few flowerets of fresh broccoli. Finally, I traced the plate with a baby carrot that mom pulled up.
Now it’s time to plash on a little Italian vinegar dressing, and enjoy; mmm mmm good.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Today we started our first batch of composting. We started out with a large black plastic tub. After raking up around the fire pit I put about five inches of the twigs, sawdust (from cutting logs), decomposed leaves from last fall, fine dirt and the likes.
Then I added a portion of leftover food wasting like eggshells, apple peels, carrots, lettuce, potato peels, and such.
Then I added another few inches of the aforementioned raking debris.
To top it off, and add the magic ingredient, April went worm hunting and added to the brew six young worms, and the decomposed dirt and leaves they were living in – we want them to feel at home after all.
Then we topper it off with a construction grade black garbage bag and set it where the sunlight would get to it and activate the natural decomposition process.
More to come later when we see how this first attempt works out.