Monday, May 11, 2009


Can you guess what I got for Mothers day?

Here's another hint..

That's right, I got compost. Not just any compost, but at least 3 yards of well aged cow manure...


I got it on Saturday afternoon. My husband unloaded it from the truck and I mixed it in by hand.

It was a lot of hard work.

But I like hard work...

... for the most part.

"That sure is a lotta poop!"

"Your telling me!"

Thankfully, by the time we had all the compost unloaded and I had churned (turned?) most of the compost into the garden, our neighbor saw my sweet shoveling skills and offered us the use of his rototiller.


This did a way better job of incorporating things than I ever could.... My husband cross tilled the garden and when he was done I started establishing my rows.


They are just like raised beds without the pesky wood framing getting in the way.

Plus, they're really good for doing this!..... What ever it is, it's apparently fun and makes you laugh hysterically. I haven't tried it yet, I'll put it on my 'to do' list.

But for now, I'm happy to just do this.....




It was a good Mothers day weekend.



And a special thanks to my budding photo journalist....

Who took an astronomical number of photos, of manure, chickens, manure, me, manure, hubby, manure, my butt, manure, hubby's butt, manure, plants and .... well, manure.

4 comments:

Pricilla said...

Yay! If you get your does you will have more compost than you know what to do with. Between the urine soaked hay and the poop you will be all set.

Your garden should be wonderful. Happy Mother's Day!

Heather said...

Thanks for the Mother's day wishes.

All the extra compost will be welcomed, at least for a while. our soil is pretty thin and then you hit clay. We look forward to when we will be able to have a couple does.

Debbie said...

You are the envy of all women with your load of poop!

Julia said...

I need that rototiller today. I hand shoveled in several wheelbarrows of compost into my garden area. My side hurts but I got some plants in the ground finally.

The photos are great. What a good kid.