Hot bed and poop hole

Another great workday, lots of attendees and lots of work done. Chicken run finished!

On the farm we refer to the little door the hens use to get from the the hen house to the their run as a poop hole.

Hot Bed

Asha, Harry and Robert constructed a hot bed in the No Dig polytunnel – there will be no sleeping in it though – it will be filled with fresh manure (of horse production) and left to rot before turning to form a nice warm bed where we can provide a heated environment for our early seedlings or grow squash/melons early in the season.

As if by magic a ‘hot bed’ appeared in the No Dig polytunnel

Another big pile of… compost

Asha, Rebecca and Robyn preparing a new compost area

Asha spent a lot of time riddling compost from one of our many compost bays so that we can use it to plant seedlings. Anything that is still too big or not rotted will be returned to a re-structured heap in layers with fresh weeds/greens or manure to start again for next year.

A nice new compost area!

Hen-house addition finished at last

The hen house addition is finally finished
Felix is testing the poop hole that James has just finished constructing
Not satisfied with the previous testing of the poophole, Rob has decided to make sure even the larger hens can squeeze through – not something Amos was expecting though!

Tidy veg shed

Lee-Anne cleared out the veg shed so that you can actually walk into it and see what’s in there!

She dismantled a whole large heavy chest of drawers by herself (with a large hammer about twice her body weight) – it was not at all obvious that she has some personal frustrations that were much improved by said demolition.

Veg shed cleared out
Veg team have plans for 2019 and have bought in the seeds required

Mouth watering pork

Our farm reared Berkshire pork

That fabulous cat

We often have items of varying quality and taste donated for tombola prizes. Amos seems to have taken a liking to this marvellous moggy!