Category: Soil

The soil is one thing we can change with minimal inputs. In this section we detail the ways in which we are encouraging the soil to become deeper, richer and full of life.

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Keyline Tilling

One of our most successful techniques for improving the soil has been Keyline Tilling, as proposed by P. A. Yeomans back in the fifties. We use a Yeomans Plough, as designed by P.A. and...

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New Dung Beetles

On Saturday morning after we’d had Sweetpea grazing on the driveway on Friday night, Les found a different type of dung beetle.   We’ve never seen a dung rolling beetle here before.  We think it...

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The Blob

The Blob was found growing on the mulch in the orchard/food forest this morning:   Luckily it was just the critter that inspired those awful movies, so it didn’t eat me when I poked...

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How to make a worm tube

We went to the Wingham Town and Country Expo and talked about worm tubes to lots of people. Here you can see how we made the tubes we have in our garden beds at...