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Posted: Tuesday 20 February, 2007

by Rosemary at 6:38pm in Gardening 2 comments Add your own

We've finally managed to get hold of some manure. It's a bit last, but better that than never.

It's come from two sources - the farmer next door very kindly gave us a bucketload in return for some pork and some bacon. It's lovely manure - really black and rotted. Young Dougie, his younger son (who's an awfully nice lad), delivered it on Sunday. Now we have to get it on the garden.

We also managed to get two trailer loads from Jellyholm Farm. I saw the heap when walking the dogs, so asked the farmer if we could have some. He agreed for a small fee), so Dan's Dad and I dug out two trailer loads on Sunday, one for us, one for him. We're also "cleared" to get manure from a livery yard where a friend's daughter keeps her pony. If it's not so well rotted, we can lay it down for the autumn.

Lastly, we're going to "poo pick" Smokey's field this year and lay it down for the autumn (or maybe next autumn 2008 - got to plan in advance!!).

Hard work, this gardening lark.

Comments

Monica

Wednesday 21 February, 2007 at 10:06pm

I see no matter what country you live in finding good "poo" can be a problem! And lots of work. To bad more people didn't want rid of it badly enough to give it free AND deliver it to the garden for us hahahaha

Monica

LadyLuz

Sunday 25 February, 2007 at 7:44am

It's a long time since Dan gave me good advice on how to deal with the trailer load of horse manure. We're just finishing up the last of it and now have a reliable source nearby. Yippeee....it's like gold dust here.

Tell Dan we picked our first peas a week ago....amazing!

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