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The Spring is Fully Upon Us

The Spring is Fully Upon Us

Spring is here…and has been Well, my busy season is fully upon me. Today is a day where the clouds look like they’re holding rain that apparently isn’t coming. I actually feel like writing, but cannot shake the feeling of wasting my day. It’s long overdue that I post about the spring. Unsurprisingly, I was wrong when I predicted a short winter. Instead, it became winter again after an abnormally warm January. I’ve struggled with motivation the whole time, not…

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The End of Fall Work and Into the Winter

The End of Fall Work and Into the Winter

I have been remiss in making blog posts as I try to finish Fall work and prepare for Winter. The Palouse region has four-season weather, but as anyone who has lived here knows, those season lengths are not consistent. Around a month after it really came into being Fall, the weather is wintery already. We’ve already had a morning snow storm, and a few days of snow sticking around. There was a period of consistently freezing nights, though we’ve in…

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Compost Pile: Awakening the Behemoth

Compost Pile: Awakening the Behemoth

As I’ve said before, it has been quite the wait for finished compost, especially in the quantities I desire. My gardens have been compost deprived for some time. This has been especially difficult as I’ve needed organic matter for my hugelkultur beds before it could break down. But I am determined to finally solve this problem- with an even more enormous compost pile. Since I work as a gardenerĀ I collect a high volume of organic matter over the course of…

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Beautiful Finished Compost

Beautiful Finished Compost

I got some good pictures of my lovely finished compost with the wife’s properly working camera. It was a long wait to have this finished compost, but I’m sure it will step up my whole gardening game. My main problem was that I kept needing the organic matter for mulch before it was completed! Few things have the lovely smell and feel of proper compost.