Wow, it is going to be a fabulous year! We have hay stacked ready for winter, (and the next winter, and the next!), the cows have been playing with Andromeda and will almost certainly bring forth gorgeous calves in September, the alpacas are already growing their new coats and we have a NEW WEED BIN!
To make room in the vegetable garden the weed bin has been demolished and a new one built, today, in the adjoining area. More user friendly, I can now add to it from either the house garden area or the vegetable garden area or the alpaca run. The dirt we made in the old bin, just 4 years of composting weeds, prunings etc etc, is fantastic. The photo below doesn’t do it any justice, it is rich moist dirt ready to plump up the vegetable garden, and full of red wriggly worms.
So the second day of our new year has been very productive; next project, replace the driveway posts and make some garden beds at the entrance.