January leaf gathering
you've got some spare energy for the garden while the ground is frozen
in January, there's one obvious solution --- harvest some biomass. With
over 50 acres of woodland circling our core homestead, there's a nearly
unlimited supply of leaves
just waiting for my rake in the winter. Add a couple of goats and a
trusty dog and a biomass-harvesting expedition turns into a winter
The ground is too frozen
to weed before I mulch, but I still have plenty of newspaper stockpiled.
So I laid down two-sheet thicknesses then used old logs to weigh down
the edges and form a sort of moat to keep leaves from blowing around.
Finally, I filled the container up with leaves.
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