Sunday, 17 February 2013

Compost holes

One of our projects is about improving the soil in the meadow closest to the house. The meadow is depleted of nutrients and organic material after centuries of grazing and cutting down the trees.  AJ's advice was that we dig big holes and fill them with cardboard, wood, branches, sticks, manure and hay. So a couple of weeks ago our neighbour was here and dug 5 big holes on the meadow with his excavator. The grocery stores in Vilhelmina gave us plenty of cardboard, the riding school donated their manure and a farmer in Nästansjö gave us as many old silage bundles as we could take. Heavy material, but we have managed to get it here and partly filled the holes. 

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