Thursday, October 23, 2008


I'm supposed to be shovelling dirt at the moment, but I had to spend some time with the kittens instead!

We had a bobcat here on Tuesday to spread all the compost. I hired a rotary hoe yesterday and Farmer Phil worked the compost into the soil. He then hooked up a big square of steel behind the four wheel motorbike to run around the area and compact it a bit and also level the dirt after the rotary hoe stirred it up.

It did a great job, so all we need to do now is dig trenches where the sprinkler system will go, then put the sytem together and in the ground. We're going to turf the area with Legend Couch as it's very hardy and drought resistant. Legend Couch is used on golf tees and sporting fields, so it stays green all year round. The area to turf is about 430 square metres, so it will take us a while to get it done.

As I said in a previous post, harvest will start in a few weeks, so we need to get the landscaping done now before we get too busy. A contractor started to windrow the canola crops yesterday.

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