Friday, May 18, 2012
another day, another hugelkultur
it was another fantastically, beautiful, awesome day at the Manor...everything is starting to green up nicely! today i planted out artichokes, cauliflower, celery, broccoli, mint and parsley. i also re-potted all 40 of the tomatoes and started another 16 - woohoo!
jambaloney is making quick work out of our hugelkultur...and this is a job he works on when he's not doing the 9 million other jobs that he does in a day!
he is digging the hugelkultur, hk from here on in, 4ft wide and about 15ft long...have a peek:
here's how it looked by noonish:
and here is the first load of old, dead trees that he drags out of the forest:
he plans to fill the hk with logs until they reach the height of the surface ground. then he will take one our old doors, lay it across the hk and jump up and down on it. i'll help too! this will help pack the rotting wood in even tighter. then we'll add another layer of rotting wood to reach the surface ground. from there it will be a layer of beach sand, seaweed and then the dug up dirt from the hole. on top of that will be the grass sod that he dug up - it goes on upside down - and then we will add about 2 inches of our good dirt and a layer of compost. then i will transplant our asparagus to it, some squash and some odds and sods seeds that are left. we plan to do another hk for our 3 sisters planting and one more for our strawberries and rhubarb.
supper today was cheeseburgers - yummeh!
here's some pretty pink flowers popping up all over the place - they are so pretty and tiny!
and last but not least - the Framboise Manor wicked-awesome chives. these guys seeded themselves here and as you can see they are growing beautifully in packed dirt filled with rocks. can you believe that they are already flowering?
you can be darn tootins that i am letting these babies go to seed.
anyway, here in Canada it is May-two-four weekend. a long weekend that celebrates May 24. i know - it's only May 18. i don't decide these kinds of things! the weather for the next 3 days is going to be beautiful...we expect many a tourist to come up here for a drive around or to go to the beach. and lastly, tomorrow lobster season officially starts in Fourchu Harbour (our nearest community). if you have never heard of Fourchu Lobster - look it up! it is some of the finest lobster being served in 5 star restaurants all over the world!Q