Measuring Ones Wealth

Measuring Ones Wealth

Measuring Ones Wealth

Joy of joys! It’s that time of the year where we at the farm get to dig into our two year old composted manure pile and spread it on a field. The dark, moist, slightly fragrant mixture of soiled straw, hay, and manure from the winter of 2012 has aged nicely. The compost will provide great nutrients for the pasture and our sheep. We select one of our several fields for spreading and take the day flinging the organic matter to all corners. We have a vintage John Deere spreader from the 1940s that we purchased from a retiring dairy farmer in Douglas County back in 2005. It clanks and clicks and the large drum with the blades whirls madly once the PTO is engaged. It’s a wonderful sight as yards of compost fly like a huge rooster tail into the air and across the pasture. What fun!

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