Garden Work, Mixing Woodchips and Dirt

Wednesday August 12, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Garden work

The task today was to get a piece of my garden in shape. This part is overgrown with weeds so the weeds need to come out and the ground turned over with a shovel and some mulch added to soften it up.weeds

 

I got most of the weeds out and used the shovel to turn the dirt over once.digdirt

 

Raspberry patch weeding

Then I wanted to add some woodchips so I had to go get the wheelbarrow which was in the raspberry patch. As long as I was getting the wheelbarrow I pulled up enough weeds from the raspberry patch to fill it up and hauled the weeds to the chickens mulch pen.weedpile

 

For the chickens

I dumped the weeds in the weed bin and let the chicken’s have at it.bin

 

Hauling woodchips

I figured about three wheelbarrows of woodchips would do it so I hauled wood chips to the plot I was working on.mulching

 

Mixing up the dirt

Once I had the three loads of woodchips dumped I started to turn the chips into the dirt with the shovel.mulch

 

It was going to take several times of turning the dirt to get the woodchips mixed in.dirt

 

Peep joins me

While I was working I noticed one of my smallest chicks had got out of it’s pen and was scratching for food in the freshly turned dirt. The new chicks are so small they can get through one inch chicken wire so they can pretty much go where they want until they get a little larger.

The peep is on the right.peeper

 

I didn’t mind the  peep in there, I’ll just have to make sure it finds it’s way back home later.

Yummy worm

It found this worm and was devouring it.worm

 

All mixed up

I think I turned the dirt and the mulch about three times and had it fairly well  mixed although I was thinking a couple more loads of woodchips would be good but I decided what I had will do for now.shavel

 

Watering

And the last thing I did just before dark was to put the water on the plot I was working on.water

 

That took most of the day but it’s good to get it done. It seems most days I get my share of exercise which is a good thing, I think eh.

Nice day.

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1 Response to Garden Work, Mixing Woodchips and Dirt

  1. Nancy K says:

    Yup, that’s a LOT of work, but the spoils will be worth it. That worm is almost as big as the chick!! Too cute!

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