It's a beautiful day here today and I feel great. So pretty in fact that even my arthritis decided to give me a day off from it's constant nagging pain. Wish everyday could feel this good. So I have been outside playing on the farm.
Started a new compost pile today in the garden where I raise corn. I decided to make one right in the middle of the spot and then spread it all out when planting time comes in the spring. This pile is started with a good amount of cow manure then adding leaves and the mess from the chicken run and coop.
All this came from the coop, mostly old wood chips and sawdust that I put in there in the spring last year. Losts of good nitrogen in that pile of poop.
Cleaned out the chicken run too and add some hay and leaves for them to play in. Would love to let them free range but the cyote's would have all in a night. They are happy and well feed.
New material for the nesting boxes that I hope they will soon start using to lay eggs again.
Some hay on the floor of the coop.
Come on in girls and check it out. Hope it's to your liking.
I have a bunch of walnuts to get hulled out. This is the way my Great Greatmother taught me to do it. When I was around 10 or so me and my cousins decided we were gonna hull some out for her. We ofcourse used our hands and got walnut stain all over them. Our Great Grandmother in all her wisdom told us that only one thing will remove walnut stains from your hands.......Time.
So with the walnut on the ground she showed us how to take our shoe and press down on the nut and then roll your foot around a little.