Digging through a compost pile can yield much joy, including finding sleepy baby mice.
A mighty crew of men showed up yesterday.
Under Juaquin's masterful direction, we started digging a new garden area in the front of the property by the driveway. In just over 3 hours we moved 2 entire compost piles = 15 wheelbarrows = 1 ton of new soil.
Thanks to our sustained effort of collecting food scraps from several restaurants and coffee shops (Body, SF Baking Co, Dulce and Ohori's), and the inexhaustible work of microorganisms-bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, protozoa and rotifers (see details here), we are building beautiful soil for our upcoming growing season.
On that topic, start thinking about what you want to grow at Dandelion Ranch as we will soon be starting seed flats in a greenhouse. Get your seed catalog and bring it to our next Dandelion meeting (date to be announced soon).
NEXT GARDEN PARTY
Sat. Jan. 14
1:00-4:00PMCome ready to dig as we'll be finishing the front garden area started yesterday
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.― Wendell Berry. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays