For me I found some time to work on another Quill from Taproot Magazine.
We picked up 40 rescued ex factory farm hens. They made them selves right at home scratching and having a dust bath, and two eggs laid in minutes of leaving their boxes and cages.
Quite sad to see the state they're in and their cut beaks, but I'm sure they'll be happy here.
It was compost making day. we use tomato stakes to make our heap, adding more as the heap gets higher and taking them away to make a new heap as the heap breaks down and shrinks.
We make an indentation at the bottom to hold excess water as we make the heap.
Paddock slashings, water and manure, and greens are added in layers as the heap increases in height.
The heap continues to rise and will be capped with biscuits of hay tomorrow after the Bio Dynamic compost preparations are added at our International Biodynamics day happenings here on the Farm.