A second week has swept past us and it has been a wind of various atrocious smells, but most of all the smell of success. The second week started at the same place the first week started; at the compost bins. Though this time we put them to good use with composting at it's fullest with a putrid spewing out of shredded food scraps out of the metal mouth of a shredding machine. This was the first step to layering a lively compost pile and it certainly is the worst smelling step of all. But now the process of it's transformation has began and I am excited for it's journey to becoming home to future plants!
This second week has flown by and I am definitely looking forward to whatever else the garden asks of us. I've learned a lot here so far and am learning more and more about permaculture. Part of what I learned is to have a sort of communication with the land and the plants. So that when were looking and listening, the earth and the plants will tell us what they need, and that's when we know what must be done next.
Another battle with the blackberry vines had been commenced and Patricia, Levi and I took them out like professionals this time around. Blackberry vines are delicious, but sometimes their vines can be ambitiously vicious!
On another day there was much mulching to be done, Laura, Levi, Patricia and I covered some good ground in the Life Song Commons area with a hefty fresh layer of mulch. It was very aromatic and the whole area was replenished, ready to promote good growth and comfort for the current plants that reside there.
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