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Broadforking and kill mulching

Broadforking with cat

There's nothing like a sunny day to pull both me and Huckleberry out into the garden. He hunts voles while I continue broadforking and expanding the new bed in the mule garden. You can tell how long it's been since I got sidetracked from this project by the height of the rye in the foreground.

Cardboard kill mulch

Mom kindly delivered a carload of huge cardboard boxes a few weeks ago, and I used them all up in short order. Next step --- moving dirt from shady beds to build up this sunny zone.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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