|Eric & Jennifer picking up our camper-van in New Zealand|
Still working my day job Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which allows me 4 day weekends to pursue my gardening hobby. Keeping up with our greenhouses, mostly for our greens and morning green drinks. Have reconditioned the bottom gardens, where I have replanted sugar cane, kept the pineapples weeded, planted taro and sweet potato and green beans.
|Ariel View of Farm with Hilo in upper left corner|
I have recommitted to making all the Korean Natural Farming ingredients and have been spraying weekly. This means Fermented Fruit Juice, Fermented Plant Juice, Fish Amino Acid, Lactic Acid Bacteria, Oriental Herbal Nutrient, Calcium from egg shells in korean rice wine vinegar. This weekly spraying has made a significant difference on plant growth and health.
|IMO #3 pile (my best ever)|
I mixed dolomite (calcium and magnesium), bio-char into my new planting beds and topped with a thin layer of IMO four, then put grass clippings on top to protect the IMO four from the sun. The grass clippings also keep the soil moisture in while preventing weeds from sprouting.
This past week I got 29 Buckeye chicks sent via US Postal Service from a special breeding operation in California specializing in heritage American breeds. They only send straight run, so half will be male and half female. These are dual purpose birds, meaning both meat and eggs. So I'll keep the best roster and all the females, the other boys will consumed by us.
|Buckeye Chicks in their new home|