[NAFEX] Winter

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Sep 23 14:06:38 EDT 2011


Goat poop comes in pellets and is great for the garden.  Chicken poop
can burn plants.

---- Original Message ----
From: naomi at oznayim.us
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Winter
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:03:06 -0600

>What about goat?  And my chicken house could use a cleaning also. 
>And I
>have donkey.  All free for the shoveling.
>
>Actually in winter when they tend to stay in the shelter more and
>poop on
>the floor.  That  is when I do the most manure gathering.  As long as
>conditions are decent, not too boggy and not too slick, we just dump
>the
>muck buckets in the garden, sheet composting.  The winter rain
>leaches it
>into the ground and then it gets tilled in spring. When conditions
>are not
>good for sheet composting it gets pilled along the fence line and
>works as a
>mulch. 
>
>Still pretty warm here, tomatoes, cucumbers, plums,peaches, grapes
>and
>apples. Garlic is planted as are the Walla Wallas for next year.
>
>Naomi
>Idaho Zone 6
>
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>
>Starting to get ready for the cold. Hardwood tree leaves suddenly
>turned
>red. I still have some plums on trees.  The berries are gone.
>I have trees loaded with many crab apples but nothing is after them.
>I got a flatbed truck of composted cow manure delivered this morning.
>I prefer horse manure but it not very available here.  I had a load
>of bison
>manure once.  It was good but not available now.  I use commercial
>fertilizer sparingly because it burns and also kill worms.
>
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