Springtime on the farm is buuu-sy! And, it means a lot of changes – cows, broilers, and pigs out on pasture, new calves, eggmobiles, planting seeds, annnd spreading compost… LOTS of compost – compost from the cattle and pigerators in the barn, compost from the rabbits and chickens in the hoop houses, and offal compost. Everything that has been building up over the winter gets cycled around and ends up back in the fields.
With each load of compost, we add one bag of Fertrell Jersey Greensand, a bucket full of Planters II and a bucket of ash. We add these things while Daniel or Eric run the loader to fill up the spreaders. Then, we’re quickly off the to field! Currently, we have three spreaders. If you’re lucky, you can catch Joel working a spreader from time to time. Although, generally, it’s the apprentices who run them. So with three of us, it works perfect!
As of right now, we’ve spread over a hundred loads within the past two weeks. And, there’s lots more to come! So, here’s to springtime at Polyface! 😀