My favorite stump dirt tree
My favorite stump-dirt tree has been good to us
this year. I've already used about six gallons of beetle
castings, and B.J.
and I easily brought home another seven gallons or so Monday
afternoon. I figure there are even a couple more bucketsful left
for later seed starting, and of course the tree will fill back up over
the summer, fall, and winter and give us the same again next year.
If I look like I'm
praying to the tree, I kinda am. Who wouldn't be grateful for
such perfect humus? This individual tree makes the best potting
soil I've ever used --- just the right levels of nutrients and
water-holding capacity. Stump dirt from box-elders isn't even in
the same ball park, and tulip-trees and apples are head and shoulders
below this beautiful old beech.
The best stump dirt is
really little balls of beetle poop, and nearly everything spilling out
of this tree fits the bill.
More on what I used my
stump dirt for in a later post.
The Avian Aqua Miser is an automatic, clean waterer for the modern chicken coop.
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