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Broadforking

posted 2 Oct 2017, 04:49 by D Graves   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 04:52 ]
The rain has come yesterday and broken our dry spell of just 68mm in 5 months. After 15mm of rain, Evita wanted to get out today and loosen up some beds to allow even more water to infiltrate tonight and tomorrow, so here she is using the broadfork for the first time:


We had some helpers for 5 days last week. Of course they got to dig up more rocks in the new Food Forest, dig out some of the chicken house, go and collect cow and sheep manure, use the chipper to mulch branches and breakup manures, process dried herbs, bottle olives, dig out a bit of the duck pond, net fruit trees, and a few other useful tasks. They learnt a lot I think: