Tag Archives: mulch

Thinning

Forest management. Seeing the trees and the forest is a skill for sure. Zooming in and out not only on what is in front of you but also what is now and what it will become in 20 and 30 … Continue reading

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Roll Out the Mulch

West of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest farmers make haylage instead of hay. You’ve seen those gigantic marshmallow looking things in fields and stacked high in dairies. It’s wet enough that waiting for dry weather can be like rolling … Continue reading

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…And Gravel Mulch and More Chipping

Weekend 4 We hooked the cargo trailer up to the pickup and L. headed down early to get to the local gravel pit before closing on a Friday afternoon – no weekend hours for us weekend farmers.  We needed 2 … Continue reading

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Chopping, Chipping, Digging, Aching

54 trees planted. We’ve chopped and scraped tree circles out of dense pasture, dug holes in clay soil and planted the fruit and nut trees with most of them having at least one of two kinds of mulch in place. Weekend 1 … Continue reading

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