A friend sent me a new word I just had to look up. Hugelkultur. I've never heard of this, its a type of raised garden bed that requires very little care after its constructed and no water! Yes!! My kind of garden. Here is a most interesting link I found, there is a great video towards the top of the article. Amazing, my garden looks nearly like this already. I just might have to try something like this. Actually its looks like our alpaca poo-pile in the pasture, the one where we go over and get a couple tractor scoops to put on our garden. So check it out: http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
We haven't planted a thing yet this year. Its such a perfect year to plant too. Lots of spring rains, warm weather, cool nights ... we've just been too busy to get out there after I had it rototilled. Too bad, now we have to pull the weeds by hand. Oh well, it keeps us young and strong (Ha!).
Our goats are munching down our pasture as hoped. Bella has resigned herself to staying with them during the day but they all demand to be brought back by late afternoon. They even stayed out in the pouring rain the other day without too much complaining. They do have shelter in the barn but I guess they enjoyed the coolness of it.
And Bella was so wet when I brought her back into the house. Talk about smelly!! Phew! Guess our next trip will be to the groomer. And that dog sleeps on my bed. Fortunately she had dried off by bed time. P.U. :-<
We have nine more baby chickens, lost one of the big babies, now they are nine also. So 18 big and little fuzzy creatures running around the house with their moms. Actually the first momma chicken has for the most part ignored her chicks. They are big enough to roam the yards by themselves. As long as our great pyrenees Bella can't find them and eat them they are safe. Can you find the babies? - - - - - >
One and a half more weeks of school to go, then out for summer. My niece wanted to help the other day (Yes!) so I showed her how to mow the yard with the big mower. What a great job she did. She's very adept at learning new things. And also very careful and didn't leave any 'holidays' as my husband called them. Those little places in the lawn that you always miss and don't see until everything is put away.