While the Moose and the boys were off adding the 7 little pigs to our Compound brood, I stayed back Saturday and spent the better part of the day working on our garden. The garden has all but been ignored this past year. Throw one project after another in it's way, and it has suffered. It became a weed infested debacle.
So, I finished tilling up the main garden area, and where our strawberry patch used to be. The mulch we had put down last year, has all but become soil underneath the weeds. We dug up the big weeds, and at this point the easiest thing to do was just till the rest under.
I had some help after the tilling was done. The girls spent the better part of the day helping me straightening things out by scratching in search of bugs. They did a really good job, with just over 30 hens, there were a lot of feet to go around! The bugs had no chance.
We're going to try our hands at potatoes again this year, but using the tire method. This is just the start. No spuds planted yet, just ready to go when the eyes have sprouted. I've seen them planted without the eyes rooting out. What's your opinion, should I wait for them to sprout or can I just plant them as they are?
I also finished the lettuce raised bed (minus some additional soil). I had to cut the boards to fit, screw them together and then placed weed block on the bottom to keep the dirt in the bed. It's not pretty, but should be functional.
I have at least two more raised beds to build. All of it has been built with scrap wood.
Have a good week everyone, and thanks for tagging along and taking the time to send us your thoughts.