Monday, October 12, 2015

Tending to Piles

Today, Adam tended to piles on the farm. Piles of branches:
We had three large piles of dead branches, plus lots of loose branches lying around. Adam gathered it all, secured his burn permit, and set it ablaze.
He had puppy help.
It took many hours
A generous, kind, elderly friend has loaned Adam the use of his truck for a while. It was a huge help today. He was able to haul the limbs in the truck rather than dragging each one.
We had other piles that needed tending too. Can you see them way out in the field, little specks? Each one is a big pile of dry grass Adam raked up.
That was a lot of work. He drove around and put each pile in the truck bed and brought it all to the compost bins.
He's been working that manure from the barn stalls for days, shoveling, watering, shoveling, stirring.
The barn has four stalls. He's removed manure from them all, but they're not empty yet.
We expect rain tomorrow. Adam's working so hard right now on farm/soil issues because this is the time of year to do it. After all ... the first, most important crop you grow, is soil.


  1. I expect the ash from the fires will be put to good use, maybe in the compost?

  2. I enjoy reading about what you are doing there. Adam is keeping busy that's for sure.

    Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

  3. Adam's going to be in great shape after all of that! We're having howling winds and cold, lashing rain. Your weather looks much nicer! :)

  4. I can relate. I have tons of dead fall to pick up at HT. : )
    Do you plan to have animals in the stalls?

  5. That's a lot of hard work! Adam will be hard as a rock when he gets everything done that he has in mind. Good job you guys!

  6. Adam is a hard worker- I hope he is good health now especially since he had that awful accident last year!x


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