Thursday, May 21, 2015

Manure Pile

Manure is something every herdsman or woman has to deal with.  We do have a rather huge manure pile.  I have a 3 year rotational plan for all our manure and compost.  I dump in one pile for the whole year and the next I move down.   After the pile is 3 years old, I then add it to my garden.  

With help from my chickens (scratching it around), worms (working and breaking it down) and the weather...I have some beautiful dirt!  


Fresh...
  
Working worms....


Some fleece from the market lambs....



  
Look at the rich dark dirt!


This is what I add to my raised beds and garden.  No, none of this stinks - well, not to me anyway.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

  

1 comment:

Felecia Cofield said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful stuff, Jacky! And when composted, it doesn't stink! Do you turn the compost at all? I love making compost! Seems like you've got a good method going on. Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!