More Compost

I asked a neighbor if they were doing anything with manure from their horses. turned out they had a ton extra and were cool with giving it away. It also turned out it was all piled up nicely already, and was pretty much already compost. I left things very tidy and we gave them some soaps Nicole made, what an absolute score.

6 loads without a dump truck

I added the 2 buckets of ash we keep for icy weather. We’ll have time to rebuild our stock come Fall. We’re mixing in wood chips and grass clipping. Pretty much anything green we can get our hand on. It will be a serious pile of serious compost soon.

Chestnut Progress

3 year update after planting 3 little Chestnuts, piggybacking off a New York guy’s effort to reintroduce Chestnuts to American forests: they all look wonderful.

The stronger growth comes from the one that’s in the shade, go figure.

We got a few more this year since they’re doing so well and promise to deliver a bounty in a few decades.

We’ll find them a spot in due time.

Feeling Wealthy in more Certain Times

Between the housing market, the empty nurseries, and how hard it’s been getting compost; all signs point to the pressure Vermont is receiving from pandemic migrants.

Finally though, after months and many phone calls, we were able to score a truck load of compost, from a super cool local farm at that!