We use a deep bedding system (also called “deep litter” for poultry) for all our different livestock around here in the winter. That means that instead of a regular schedule of removing waste from barns, sheds, and loafing areas, we continually add clean bedding material on top of the old bedding. It becomes a deep […]
A beginners primer on how to get started with composting, plus some tips and tricks you may not have known.
We do Not have room for a compost pile. We used to have a 3 pile system that was half the size of our current garden. It’s about Space isn’t it ? We have learned to use the pathways between our raised beds and let composted leaves and manure work just below where we walk.
Composting goes hand in hand with homesteading, but for someone just starting out, it can be overwhelming. Soil ph, balancing, rotating, remembering what you can and can not compost – it’s a lot of information. But if you have a garden – veggies or flowers or even just a lawn – composting is a free […]
For some reason despite 20 years of gardening, I’ve just never really caught on to composting. I will start a pile and then forget about it and it never seems to turn out right. So now I’ve replace my compost pile with a simple method that fills your garden beds with great organic matter. Learn […]
Kitchen composting tips start when you’re preparing your meals. There is so much food waste taking place in our own homes and it is so simple to create something amazing from things that may have ended up in the garbage. But I have some kitchen composting tips that will help you keep stink and pests […]