Much had happened in the last month-ish as your dear blogger is gifted in the fine art of procrastination. The dear leaders of the Garden project both execute things very quickly and have been giving yours truly increasingly urgent hints to get this post up. Alas, they don't have the login information so they had to wait until the motivation found me... But here it is, finally.
More than a month ago we had a big load of compost delivered from Dan Bair at Peck Farm out in East Montpelier. They have an awesome corn maze, hay rides, and the best Honey Crisp apples in the world. Dan also has a lot of compost that he was willing to share with us.
There's Dan in his neighbor's bucket loader (at least I think that's what they're called... scoopy thingy works too).
Thorsten's neighbor, Justin, who owns a gigantic dump truck, offered to transport the compost from Peck farm to the Garden for us. Which was wicked nice of him! Here are some pics of compost loading.
We took ALL of Dan's compost (THANK YOU DAN) and it filled that gigantic truck about halfway.
Here's Dan, Justin, & Roger discussing the compost haul.
Then it was off to the Garden to dump it...
in one long strip down the middle of the garden.
Here's Justin in his dump truck.
On September 23rd we tilled all of that wonderful compost in and then sowed some "green fertilizer" to add some nitrogen and nutrients to the soil. They've sprouted and are growing nicely despite being snacked on by turkeys.
Stay tuned for a post about how we need poop and garlic for the Garden and possibly some pic of the tilling in action!
Until next time...