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 pile of material, which is cleaned out all at once in the Spring. We “clean” it up by composting it and eventually spreading it on the pastures. Here’s a more detailed look at how it works.
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- Jamie Oliver
Jamie is a busy Christian wife and momma of 3 special blessings. Outside of their full-time jobs, you'll find Jamie and her husband (her Mr. Fix-It) chasing chickens, shearing sheep, and teaching their farm kid crew all the life lessons you won't learn in school. She blogs to remind herself, and encourage others, to be intentional about your family’s time. To choose what’s best, not just what’s good. To redeem the everyday moments with simple pleasures and old-fashioned family values.
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