You will notice that some of the rows are planted in what I call a "mini raised bed". In between these "mini raised beds" are wood chips. The point of the wood chips (about 3" thick) is to suppress the weeds and the point of the "mini raised beds" is to concentrate the compost in close proximity to the plant. I am hoping that this experiment results in less weeds and healthier vegetable plants.
The other part of Lil Bitty Farm that is really green these days is the new pasture. Back in March I posted a blog with pictures of Henderson and I seeding the new pasture. What was once all brown dirt is now a nice green carpet. It is not as thick and full as I'd like it to be in some places but overall I am pleased with the new growth. I'll probably do another seeding in early September to help fill in some of the thinner parts. Under normal conditions this will be enough time for this new seed to sprout and get established before winter sets in.
(50 of them) and growing. (Although Henderson doesn't look terribly excited to hold or pet them.) Four little piggies arrived a few weeks ago. They are acclimated to their new home and thriving. The chicks will only be here for 10 weeks, the pigs until late October.
In my last blog I announced that Lil Bitty Farm will host it's first "Farm Day" on June 17. Please go back to the last blog to get the details for the day. Sign-up deadline is June 10. Please contact me via Facebook/message or email if you would like to be a part of this special day. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please forward this info to anyone you think may be interested - Thank You!!
Thanks again for stopping by to see what's new down on the farm. Blessings to you my friends.