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Smoothing chicken manure compost

Spike helping me with smoothing out the compost


This is Spike, it was nice of him to help me smooth out our 4th load of chicken manure compost.

It took the previous 3 loads for me to wise up to the idea of covering the entire truck bed with a large tarp, which most likely helped to save several 5 gallon buckets worth from blowing away during the trip back.



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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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