November 20, 2010

Busy November

A busy week began on Sunday when the garden become a Trees For Life Distribution Depot. Volunteer growers came to pick up their supplies for this seasons growing. 150 Boxes were filled with the special potting mix from the bales, their bags of gravel, fertilizer, planting tubes were sorted together with the growers seeds and paperwork. All ran smoothly.

Tuesday the Project Manager was allowed to borrow the hospital's little tractor and moved most of the manure in position next to each of the growing tank beds and filled the tank beds which are not going to be made into wicking beds.

On Friday a very pleasant day was spent weeding the windbreak, whipper snipping (brushcutting) the edges, collecting rocks, flattening the ramps to the shed and shadehouse and fixing a few other jobs before we shared a couple of homemade pizzas and coffee.

November 5, 2010

Manure, Tanks and a Dragon!!!

During the week 3 truckloads of well rotted horse manure
was collected from the meatworks and delivered to the site.

The 5 new growing bed tanks were picked up from Jamestown.
These were put in place with the other 6
that had been stored in a garage near the garden
(thank you).

Our rainwater tank for the shed was collected
from the supplier in town
and positioned near the shed
ready for the ground to be prepared for it's resting spot.

All our gear that has been stored in the shed
up the top of the hill
was brought down on the ute
to be stored in OUR shed!!!!

This Bearded Dragon kept a close eye on our activities.