Thursday, May 17, 2012
grey foggy day
it's a grey and foggy day here at the Manor...but no worries - there is always something bright and beautiful to enjoy! i love the way that the goldfinches in the tree and bird feeder are exactly the same shade of yellow as the daffodils - so pretty! sorry for the bad picture quality but the pic was taken through the kitchen window.
here's a few of the little yellow guys down on the ground.
why is jambaloney digging up the ground, you ask? why that would be because of my friend Sue's great plan for her garden this year - HUGELKULTUR! what is hugelkultur, you ask? you can learn about it here. My friend Wendy is also trying it out.
hugelkultur is basically a no-till method of farming using old, rotten logs - something we have a plenty of at the Manor. jambaloney is digging up a deep layer of dirt for use in the hugelkultur. we will stack rotting logs and moss and stuff in the hole that he digs, top that up with some beach sand and seaweed, and top that up with the layer of dirt that he is digging up and then top that up with some more dirt and some compost. if this method works as good as many people claim - we will be ditching the tires and raised beds and building more hugelkulturs next year.
no worries - i'll keep you all updated! ok - time to go and get that hardworking man some lunch! on special today at the Manor - poutine - yummeh!